Curtis Vance Crocker

Curtis Vance Crocker, age 90, of Gainesville, Georgia formerly of Habersham County, Georgia went to his heavenly home on Friday, September 16, 2022.

Mr. Crocker was born on October 28, 1931, in Baldwin, Georgia to the late William Tyson, Sr. and Artha Simmons Crocker. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Mattie Lee Synder (Ernest, Sr.), Laverne Crocker; brothers, Grady Crocker (Virginia); William Tyson Crocker, Jr.; M.J. Crocker (Beatrice); Otis Crocker (Patsy); Robert Crocker. Curtis was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

Mr. Crocker was a proud graduate of the University of Georgia, where he received his B.B.A. degree in 1957. He was a Veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Poplar Springs Baptist Church in Gainesville. He had retired from Atlanta Gas Light (Southern Company) as a supervisor of financial and regulatory reporting with over 36 years of service. Curtis enjoyed singing, he was part of his family’s gospel quartets. He was an avid Georgia Football fan!

Survivors include his loving wife of nearly 64 years, Jeanettie Cody Crocker, of Gainesville; son and daughter-in-law, William Vance and Susan Crocker, of Madison, MS; grandchildren, Austin Vance Crocker and Makenzee, Jessica Susan Johnston and Hunter; Eric Curtis Crocker and Julia; one great-grandchild on the way; sisters-in-law, Edna Crocker, of Demorest; Latrelle Crocker, of Liberty, SC; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at the Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel. Interment will follow in Yonah Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by the United States Army and the Grant Reeves Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at the funeral home prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Curtis to Inspire Hospice and Palliative Care, 6650 Sugarloaf Pkwy Suite 800, Duluth, Georgia, 30097, or to a Church of one’s choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Whitfield Funeral Homes & Crematory, North Chapel at 245 Central Avenue, Demorest, Georgia 30535. Telephone: 709-778-1700.

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