James Robert Croom, Sr.

October 17, 1944 - December 31, 2018
James Robert Croom, Sr.

James Robert Croom, Sr. age 74, of Wilmington, passed away on Monday, December 31, 2018, at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Wilmington, on October 17, 1944, the son of James Harold Croom and Evelyn Rackley Croom.

James worked as a Supervisor in the Heating and Air Conditioning business.

He is survived by his wife, Addie Mae Croom; sons and and their wives: Jimmy and Sam Croom, Tony and Jenny Croom, Herbie and Tammy Croom, and John and Trish Sandlin; his brothers and their wives: Tommy and Alicia Croom, David and Cheryle Croom, and Gene and Cecilia Croom; adopted sister Rowena “Bit” Williams. He is also survived by his grandkids: Tamara and Ryan Watkins, Tyler Croom, Cameron Croom, Jusena Croom, CJ Croom, Austin Croom, Alyssa Croom, Herbie Croom Jr., Matt Croom, and Kaitlynn Croom; great grandkids: Brandon Watkins, Courtney Watkins, Deziray Watkins, Ayden Croom, Adalynn Croom, Braiden Croom, Aubree Simpson and Justin Croom.

Pallbearers for the service are: Davey Croom, Barry Croom, Tyler Croom, Cameron Croom, CJ Croom, Austin Croom, Marty Mason, Luke Mason and John Sandlin.

James loved spending time with his large family and his church family, golfing and fishing.

The family will receive friends at a visitation to be held Friday, January 4, 2019, from 7:00 pm till 9:00 pm at the Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at 2:00 pm at the Gibson Avenue Baptist Church, 2037 Wrightsville Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28403.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099.

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  • January 04, 2019
    P Davis says:
    My deepest sympathy for the loss of Robert. May you cherish all your fond memories and may you be comforted in knowing that Jehovah the God of all comfort has promised that all who lie asleep in death who are in his memory will be recalled to life through his beloved son Jesus Christ. For he will call and they will live at his command, John 5:28, 29. May your faith and prayer comfort and sustain you during this time of sorrow. See www.jw.org for encouragement on God's promise for the future.

  • January 04, 2019
    John sandlin says:
    RIP Robert He Was A Great Dad A Good Grandpa A good Uncle A Good Brother A Good Friend He Always Go Out His way To Help Somebody Robert Treated Me As One Of His Son Im Glade I Got To Spend As Much Time With Him. im Going To Miss Robert Unit We Meet Again I Love You Dad

  • January 04, 2019
    Ken & Judy Sandlin says:
    Ken & I are so sorry to hear about Robert's passing. He was a great son, brother, husband, father & friend. And he loved the Lord. And could that man & his brothers sing God's praises every chance they had!! Bet he's in heaven now singing praises to the Lord!!! Rest in peace Robert!! May God bless your family.

  • January 03, 2019
    Jennifer and Barbara Barnhill says:
    Daddy Robert was a funny and kind man. Loved talking to him while he was at our place. We will truly miss him picking up our mower to be fixed.

  • January 03, 2019
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