William “Billy” Jesse Croom, Sr.

November 1, 1936 - March 5, 2015
William “Billy” Jesse Croom, Sr.


Wilmington- Mr. William “Billy” Jesse Croom, Sr., 78 of Wilmington died Thursday, March 5, 2015 at Brunswick Cove Living Center.

Billy was the son of the late Allen Plato Croom and Marie Reber Croom; he also was preceded by his wife, Sylvia Jean Gaydos Croom; a sister, Rose Marie Cobb; three brothers, Allen Douglas Croom, Sr., Kenneth Edward Croom,Sr. and Jimmy Croom.

He is survived by one son, William Jesse Croom, II of Wilmington; two daughters , Teresa Croom Calson of Wilmington and Beth Ann McKoy of Carolina Beach; four brothers, Louis Croom, Robert V. Croom and Larry Croom of Castle Hayne and long time companion, Carolyn Sullivan.

Their will be a cookout in memory of William “Billy” Jesse Croom,Sr. at 5234 Sardou Rd. Marque Hills at 4:00 PM on Saturday, March 21st for his friends and family.

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