Denman Croley

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Denman Croley went to walk with the Lord at 4:05 a.m. on Friday, September 29. He was 99 years old and is survived by his wife Ruby Holland Croley, his wife of seventy years. Mr. Croley is also survived by his three sons: Francis Denman Croley Jr. (Frankie) of Oxford, AL; Major General John M. Croley USMC (Retired) of Marietta, GA and Colonel Mark H. Croley US Army (Retired) of San Antonio, TX. He has six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Denman was raised in Oxford and had many relatives in Clay county He was baptized in the First Baptist Church of Oxford in 1930 and graduated Oxford High School in 1938 shortly before the outbreak of World War II. Denman had a passion for aviation and earned his wings on a grass strip that is now known as Anniston Regional Airport. He served as a flight instructor and later as a squadron commander in the Boeing PT-17 Stearman for the duration of the war. Mr. Croley joined Texaco, Inc in 1950 and had a long 38 year career serving in various management positions from Gadsden; Columbia, SC; Charlotte, NC and Houston, TX. Denman Croley adored his wife and family and treasured the time he spent with them. He served as an assistant Scoutmaster which resulted in his sons being awarded respectively, a Life and two Eagle awards. He loved to collect Native American relics and was an accomplished wood carver. There was nothing he could not accomplish with his wonderful intellect and hands. Services will be held Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the First Baptist Church of Oxford on 95 E Oak Street commencing with a 12:30 p.m. visitation then a 1:30 p.m. service officiated by Dr. Stan Albright. The burial will follow at Dogwood Trail Memorial Gardens, 34 Hamric Drive East. Flowers may be sent to Miller Funeral Home on Highway 78 W. at Barry Street in Oxford. If a charitable gift is desired please send to First Baptist Church of Oxford. Miller Funeral Home and Crematory 256-831-4611
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Published in The Anniston Star on Sept. 30, 2017
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