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“Judy and family, Jim & I were so very sorry to hear of Tom's passing.I have so many great memories of Tom during our early years. I remember the last...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Ginger Engle - LaQuinta, CA

2 of 12 | Posted by: Suellen J(Dawes) - Rancho Mirage, CA

3 of 12 | Posted by: Suellen (Dawes) Gold - CA

“My deepest condolences for your loss. I have known Tom for many years and we both served in the Navy Seabees. I will miss calling hours as we are on...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Paul Sellman - Kent, OH

“My deepest sympathy to Tom's family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Bonnie Ailes Mendiola

“Wishing you Strength and Peace during this most difficult time. Peace and Love be with You.Kim Harrison, JW ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“To know Tom was to like him. He was a gentle giant with a large heart.He will be missed. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Bryan Stinnett - akrob, OH

“Praying for the close friends family of this wonderful man. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Scott Vinson - Barberton, OH

“My deepest sympathy to family and friends. Tom was a wonderful person and a joy to be around. He will be sadly missed. I enjoyed working with him and...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Shirley Wagner - North Canton, OH

“Offering our deepest sympathies during this time. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: The Staff of Bissler & Sons Funeral Home - OH

“Prayers for Judy and the family. One of the nicest, kindest of men has left us. Tom will be greatly missed but not forgotten.Sincerely, Linda...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Linda Zhang - Nesconset, NY

“My deepest sympathy for the family and friends. No words can describe a wonderful person, he was a great man. RIP My friend Tom. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Sandra {Burt} Briley - Kent, OH

Thomas J. Crocker, 71, of Kent, passed away Monday morning, May 14th, at the Louis Stokes Veterans Medical Center in Cleveland.

Tom was born October 6, 1946 in Ravenna to Carl and Mary (Dawes) Crocker. He was a veteran of the US Navy where he served in the Vietnam War. While serving, Tom was extremely proud to be part of the Naval Construction Battalion, better known as the Seabees. He was a member of the American Legion as well as a Mason, Kent Chapter. He had a lifelong occupation of Truck Driving which included working at Portage Distributing, SD Meyers and Clean Harbors. Over the years Tom enjoyed playing softball, golf, and cards with his friends and family. But most of all, he loved spending time with his family. Whether that was watching his grandchildren's sporting events or hanging out at the river. Tom loved to be around his family.

He is survived by his wife, Judy (Swaney) Crocker, whom he married on March 27, 1982; sons, Kyle (Robin) Crocker of Ravenna, Tim (Nicole) Jones of Kent, and Willie Jones of Kent; grandchildren, Tyler, Rachael, Nathan, Nolan, Logan, Peyton, Taryn, and Oliver; brothers, Tim (Kathy) Crocker of Kent, Ted (Carolyn) Crocker of Kent, and Todd (Linda) Crocker of Kent; sister, Traci Biltz of Ravenna; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Terri Crocker, brother, Toby Crocker, and brother-in-law, Robert "Bo" Biltz.

Memorial services will be held 2:00 PM Friday, May 18th at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. William Andrick officiating. The family will receive friends from 12-2PM.