2009-05-21 / Obituaries


Vernon Lee Croom Sr., 62, died May 16, 2009 at a daughter's home in Clarke County. He was a native of North Carolina and resident of Alabama.

He was born Sept. 1, 1946. He served in the United States National Guard. He retired from Champion Paper Company and started a business driving box trailer trucks. His hobbies were many: collecting old model cars, playing golf, loved ESPN, all sports especially Alabama football. He loved baseball too, especially the Atlanta Braves. He actually played baseball several years for Champion Paper Company.

Survivors include his mother, Eula Jane Croom, Jackson; two sons, Vernon Lee Croom II, Robert Brandon Croom, both of Rockville; three daughters, Robbin (Robbie) Croom Dailey, Walker Springs, Laura Croom, (Jerrold) Syphrit, the Evergreen community, Jackson, Lee Ann Croom (Jamie) Mott, Caledonia, Miss.; three brothers, Acie (Alice) Croom Jr., Delco, NC, Jim (Karen) Croom, Townsend, MT, Ronald Croom, Walker Springs; one sister, Brenda Croom (Lawrence) Blackwell, Rockville; 14 grandchildren.

The service was May 19 at 11 a.m. at Rockville Baptist Church with Rev. Mark Dunn officiating. Burial was in the Rockville Baptist Church Cemetery. St. Stephens Funeral Home directed.

Active pallbearers were Robbie Dailey, Jerrold Syphrit, Jamie Mott, Tommy Marlar, Bobby Hentschel and Lawrence Blackwell.

Honorary pallbearers were Pat Rone, David Rikard and all the grandsons.


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