Clifton Earl Croom

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  • "There are very few Mr. Clifton's in this world and I am..."
  • "Thoughts and prayers with the family."
    - Dr Todd Barwick
  • "All of us will miss you Cliff. Cliff was a great guy to..."
    - Jimmy Eubanks
  • "May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow...."
  • "Dear Sue and family, So sorry to learn of Clifton's..."
    - Celia Avery

KINSTON - Clifton Earl Croom, 63, of Kinston, passed away peacefully on July 10, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. Clifton was a lifetime member of Sandy Bottom Baptist Church where he served as treasurer, deacon, Sunday school teacher and more. Clifton worked with Lenoir County Government as Assistant MIS Director. He loved to take pictures and spending time with his grandchildren. Clifton was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus "Pete" and Nona Howell Croom. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Sue Croom; daughter Heather Stocks and husband David; son Jason Pike and wife Susie; grandchildren Carley Stocks, Spencer Stocks and Hunter Pike; brother Rufus Croom and wife Amy, and numerous nieces, nephews and special friends. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Sandy Bottom Baptist Church with Pastor Rick Mondell officiating. Visitation will follow the service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Sandy Bottom Baptist Church, 4568 NC Highway 55 West Kinston, NC 28504. Online condolences may be sent to howardandcarter.com. Howard-Carter Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Howard-Carter Funeral Home - Kinston
1608 W Vernon Ave.
Kinston, NC 28504
(252) 523-3177
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Published in Free Press on July 12, 2018