John W. Croy

John W. Croy, 71, of Elizabeth, W.Va., passed away Oct. 27, 2013, at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus.

He was born in Wood County, the son of the late Woodrow Wilson Croy and Dortha Mildred Miller Via of Elizabeth, W.Va.

He had been employed by Mountain State Steel for 26 years and the O’Ames Company for 10 years before his retirement. He was a very active member of Slate Church of Christ.

In addtion to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 48 years, Geraldine Elizabeth Knight Croy of Elizabeth; his brother, Larry Croy (Karen) of Elizabeth; his half sister, Mae Cain of Parkersburg; and his nephew, Kevin Croy of Elizabeth.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, George Via; and one sister, Carolyn Croy.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Leavitt Funeral Home in Parkersburg, with Evangelist Charles Gibbs officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1-3 p.m.

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