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Funeral Mass: 10 a.m. Monday, September 16, 2019, at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Flora
Visitation: 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday evening, September 15, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora
Rosary: 5:45 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home
Burial: St. Stephen Cemetery
James W. Croy, age 82, of Sailor Springs, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at his home.
He was born November 16, 1936, in Neoga, the son of Holly and Flora Ethel (Warner) Croy. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Marie Frohning on November 23, 1957, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Wendelin, and they have shared 61 wedding anniversaries together.
In his early years, Jim, also known as “Sonny,” helped farm alongside his dad, and later was a clerk at the Fred Smith Shoe Store. He became skilled in carpentry, plumbing, and heating work and participated in many projects including construction of the dam at Shelbyville. He enjoyed playing cards and riding motorcycles with Dorothy, and was a member of the Mattoon Gold Wing Association where he had served as president. He enjoyed many camping trips with family and friends, and was most of all a dedicated fisherman visiting area lakes nearly year-round. He was a member of St. Stephen Catholic Church for over 40 years where he and Dorothy both had served as Eucharistic Ministers.
Jim is survived by his wife: Dorothy Croy of Sailor Springs, 2 daughters: Paula (Bob) Fatheree of Iuka and Carol (Randy) Bolin of Oak Grove, MO; 2 sons: Bill (Cathy) Croy of Clay City and Kenny (Jennifer) Croy of Katy, TX; a daughter-in-law: Lana Croy of Mattoon; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 8 brothers: Robert, Alvin, Joe, Henry, Jesse, Holly “Chief,” Hue, and Guy Croy; 7 sisters: June Cordes, Lois Dryden, Sue Beach, Ann Gentry, Sharon Davidson, Donna Blain, and Amy Veltkamp; 1 stepbrother: Mark Dutiel; and 2 stepsisters: Julie Eblin and Lynn Uptain.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son: Jeffery Alan Croy; an infant brother; a sister: Lettie Croy; and a brother: Carl Croy.
A funeral mass for James Croy will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, September 16, 2019, at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Flora. Burial will follow in St. Stephen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Sunday evening, September 15, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home with a Rosary service beginning at 5:45 p.m. Memorial donations are suggested to masses at St. Stephen Catholic Church and will be accepted through the funeral home. To share a memory or condolence visit www.frankandbright.com.
I am so very sorry for your loss.
sorry for your loss
Sorry for your loss!
We will dearly miss sitting by Dorothy and Jim at mass and at DiMaggios...such a lovely man.
Dorothy and family, I am so sorry for the loss of Jim may he forever rest in peace.
So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a wonderful man. Thinking of you all.
Sincerely sorry for your loss. Praying for each and every one of you during this difficult time
Bill, Kathy, and all of your family. We are sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God bring each of you the strength and comfort that only he can give.
BILL and CATHY, You are sure in our thoughts and prayers. DEBBIE always spoke so highly of your Mom and Dad. Love You Guys Brad
We are so sorry for your family’s loss! We know how much Grandpa Croy meant to you all! We will miss seeing him at family get togethers in Iuka! We will continue to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers!
My dear cousins and Aunt Dot, I am so very sorry to learn of Uncle Jim’s passing. What a truly wonderful man he was. Dana and I often share our fond memories that we had at your house when we were kids—growing up with such fun cousins where laughter was always abundant. Jim and Dot created that environment... and we all benefited from it. I send you my sincerest love and empathy. May you be comforted with all the wonderful memories as well.
Sorry to read about your father passing, Bill and Cathy. You have our sympathy.
So very sorry for your loss...thoughts and prayers being lifted up
My heart broke when I seen this. Prayers to you all. I remember your parents, such kind people. May God wrap you all in this time.
Bill & Cathy, We are so sorry about the loss of your dad. Keeping you close in our thoughts and prayers as you face the difficult days ahead.
So sorry for your loss prayers for your family
So very sorry for your loss at this difficult time. He will be missed by many. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
My thoughts and Prayers are with Dorothy and family - Jim was a wonderful friend and he will be missed by all.
Sincere sympathy to Dorothy and family. Jim will be missed by all who knew him. He was a wonderful example of a life well lived. May God comfort you in your loss and grant Jim eternal life in Christ.
You have all my sympathy to family and friends
My thoughts and prayers are with the Croy family and friends, Jim was a great guy, I actually had the privilege of being on a few huge Marathon turnarounds,I was a waterblaster Jim was a Union carpenter I believe,like most his family always greet you with a big smile on his face.
We are very surprised and saddened to learn of Sonny's passing. We had a nice visit with him and Dot at our recent Class 65th Reunion July 27th. We all extend our most sincere sympathy.
Sorry for your loss... Prayers for your family and relatives.. He will be missed by many.
Sorry for your loss.
Our prayers and thoughts are with the families during this time of loss. God Bless.
May the Lord wrap his arms around you and comfort you at this time. So sorry for your loss.
Hello friends. I am so sorry to hear about our great friend, Jim. Everyone really liked him a lot. You all have my sincere sympathy and friendship. With love and prayers, Dave Lewis
Our sympathy to the family. Always have fond memories and respect for you all.
So sorry for your loss. May God bring you comfort at this difficult time.
To the family of James Croy. We wish to extend our condolences on the loss of Jim. He was a good person and a good friend. Our best to all of you and may God Bless all of you and give you his comfort in all of your sorrows.
So very sorry for your loss.