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 03, 2019
    Dana L Powell says:
    To The Croom Family Sorry For Your Loss.I Hope You Will Think Of All The Good Times First. MY Thoughts And Prayers Go With You.

  • January 03, 2019
    Trish sandlin says:
    Robert croom second daddy to me was a sweet, wounderful, caring & loving husband, dad, grandpa, uncle& and more to a lot of people! He will be greatly missed love you always!

  • January 03, 2019
    Ennis Britt says:
    Robert was one of my best, helpful and honest friends in our years of association in the HVAC business and my prayers go out to the family for piece during this time of loss.

  • January 03, 2019
    Angela Rickman lit a candle:
    Lit since January 3, 2019 at 1:20:44 PM

  • January 03, 2019
    Jessica Cummings says:
    I'm going to miss my uncle Robert I remember every time I went to visit my grandmother I always wanted to stop by and see my uncle Robert & Aunt Mae and I always tag along my brothers & sisters as well. I also remember I always sit down with him in the living room and talk to him about how I was doing. I love you uncle Robert