James M. Jim Crocker

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James M. "Jim" Crocker

July 22, 1949 - August 19, 2018

James M. Jim Crocker James M. "Jim" Crocker, 69, Carthage, Mo., passed away Sunday afternoon, August 19, 2018, at his home with family by his side. He was born July 22, 1949, in Carthage, to the late James LeRoy Crocker and Donna Anne (Pfenninger) Crocker.
Jim graduated from Carthage High School, class of 1967, then received his BS degree in business from MSSC.
Jim married Lois Jean Ball on July 31, 1971, at the First Baptist Church, in Carthage. She survives.
Jim began his career in 1966 with Leggett & Platt, which included managing Florida plants, being director of government sales, and VP of sales at ICF, a division of Leggett & Platt, before retiring in 2008.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanie Crocker; one daughter, Megan Scott (Josh), Carthage; one son, Matthew Crocker, Carthage; two brothers, David L. Crocker (Debbie), Joplin, Mo., and Dan A. Crocker (Michaelle), Bella Vista, Ark.; three sisters, Mary Jane Shewmake (Rick), Overland Park, Kan., Sue Hess, Carthage, and Nancy Ellis (Doug), Camdenton, Mo.; and two grandchildren, Maddison and Brecklynn.
Jim took great pleasure in being a member of the Kool Koffee Klub. He also was proud and honored to be president of the Kellogg Lake board, which sponsored the annual Kids Fishing Day.
Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m., Thursday, August 23, at the Nazarene Church, Carthage. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Friday, August 24, at the Nazarene Church. Interment will follow the service at Park Cemetery, Carthage. Rev. Ron Franklin and Pastor Dustin Ledford will officiate.
Memorial gifts are suggested to ALS Association, in care of Knell Mortuary.
Online condolences may be expressed through www.knellmortuary.com.
Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary.
Published on August 22, 2018
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Mar 05, 2019
Dennis Millard
Aug 23, 2018
A great soul has departed. I know the loss of your Jim is huge and we can only say keep faith and courage. Don’t let the sadness of his death fill your heart but fill it with the happy memories instead and he will live with you forever.
With a Gracious Heart, our condolences to you and the kids.
Dennis & Jeannie Millard
Sandy Myers
Aug 22, 2018
My heart goes to Jeannie and family. Jim will be dearly missed.
Just remember the memories that you made in the time that you both had together, they ate precious.