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
    Heather Smith says:
    Sorry for your loss sending prayers

  • January 03, 2019
    Heather & Joshua Sandlin says:
    Sorry on the loss of Robert. He was a great man & will surely be missed. May God comfort u n give u peace & strength. My prayers n love are with u all Croom famILY. Rest In Peace Robert u were a good man n thanks for letting me be a part of ur life for the time that we had together at church for tkn me to ur house on Sun (s) after church to hang out with u & Mae even tho it was years ago I'll always have n carry these memories. Thanks for the beautiful music u sang n for the choir u kept together now u will be our guardian angel We love u n will miss u a whole bunch..