MT. JULIET -- Funeral services were conducted Monday aftenoon, March 8 at Victory Baptist Church for Mr. Croley, 71 of Mt. Juliet. A charter member of Victory Baptist Church and was a former member of Green Hill Baptist and Dickerson Road Baptist Churches, he died Mar. 5, 2010.
A safety engineer with SAFECO Insurance Company 30 years, Mr. Croley was a graduate of Goodlettsville High School (Class of 1956) and Tennessee Technological University (Class of 1960) where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1960 to 1965.
As a Certified Safety Professional, he assisted for many years in his retirement with the State of Tennessee’s Driver Safety Program. Mr. Croley was a charter member of the Fiddlers Grove Woodcarvers Club, a Scout Master and an avid NASCAR fan. He faithfully served God for many years as a deacon and as a Sunday School teacher.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Chuck Groover, Rev. W.D. Thomason and Rev. Jerry Williams. Interment followed at Mt. Juliet Memorial Gardens. Survivors include: wife Joyce Croley; children Grant (Cindy) Croley and Jill (Andy) Wright. Also surviving is sister Shirley Briese, sister-in-law Joni (Jeff) Coleman and grandchildren Drew and Abby Wright.
Active pallbearers included: Jim Malone, Joe Hayes, Bill Karnuth, Tim Haller, Andy Eggleston and Mike Lawson. Honorary: Deacons at Victory Baptist Church and members of the Fiddlers Grove Woodcarvers Club. Memorials may be made to Alive Hospice, Inc., 1718 Patterson Drive, Nashville, 37203-9658 or to The Gideons International.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet.