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James Croy

Nov 16th, 1936 - Sep 10th, 2019

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.    

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Trudy Zimmerman Stanford

September 11th

I am so very sorry for your loss.

Larry &Janet Taylor

September 11th

sorry for your loss

Bill and Robin Atwood

September 11th

Sorry for your loss!

Jim and Jill Fehrenbacher

September 12th

We will dearly miss sitting by Dorothy and Jim at mass and at DiMaggios...such a lovely man.

Devin & Erin Vaupel, Joe and April Parkhurst

September 12th

Dorothy and family, I am so sorry for the loss of Jim may he forever rest in peace.

Josh and Jessica Moore

September 12th

So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a wonderful man. Thinking of you all.

Jane O'Dell

September 12th

Sincerely sorry for your loss. Praying for each and every one of you during this difficult time

John and Judy Lusk

September 12th

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.

Brad Harris

September 12th

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

Tyler and Angela Vincent

September 12th

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!

Andrea Frohning

September 12th

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.

Lynn and Judy Van Dyke

September 12th

Sorry to read about your father passing, Bill and Cathy. You have our sympathy.

David & Marsha Rudy

September 12th

So very sorry for your loss...thoughts and prayers being lifted up

Peggy Shroyer Leigh

September 12th

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.

Robert & Janice Weidner

September 12th

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.

Stan &Kathy Obrecht

September 12th

So sorry for your loss prayers for your family

Bruce & Nannette Richards

September 12th

So very sorry for your loss at this difficult time. He will be missed by many. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Carol Huddlestun

September 12th

My thoughts and Prayers are with Dorothy and family - Jim was a wonderful friend and he will be missed by all.

Joann Stanford

September 12th

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.

William Schauble

September 12th

You have all my sympathy to family and friends

Ron Pruitt and family

September 12th

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.

Neoga High School Class of '54

September 12th

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.

Rhonda Peterson

September 12th

Sorry for your loss... Prayers for your family and relatives.. He will be missed by many.

Don, Jane and Darren Delaney

September 13th

Sorry for your loss.

Lenore and Eloise Beach

September 13th

Our prayers and thoughts are with the families during this time of loss. God Bless.

The children of Lewis and Eleanor Wicke

September 13th

May the Lord wrap his arms around you and comfort you at this time. So sorry for your loss.

 

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