Posted: Monday, July 5, 2010 2:47 pm
The Messenger, July 5, 2010
Coleman Walter Crocker, 75, of Maury City, formerly of Union City, died 10:15 a.m. July 3, 2010, at his home.
Services were set for 10 a.m. today in the chapel of Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home. Richard McCaskill and Keith Parker were to officiate. Burial was to follow in Fremont Cemetery near Union City.
He was born Aug. 27, 1934, in Obion County, son of the late Alva Floyd and Ollie Laurice (Morrow) Crocker. He married the former Geraldine Pipkin June 16, 1956. She survives.
He attended Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Harding University in Arkansas and the University of Memphis and held a doctorate in education. He was a Bible professor at Freed-Hardeman University for 14 years and taught in the Tennessee prison system for 20 years. Crocker was a Church of Christ minister who had served in Kentucky and Tennessee and was minister of Rives Church of Christ until his health failed in March. He was also very active in missionary work.
He is also survived by three daughters, Ruth Insell of Alamo, Beth Crocker of Henderson and Lorie McCaskill of Milan; his sister, Wilma Ray of Troy; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his sister, Lucy Tuttle.
To view the DVD that is an online tribute, or to leave messages of condolence for the family, visit the funeral home website at www.emfuneralhome.com.