MOORESBORO-Mr. James Richard "Rick" Cromer, 60, of 840 Goode's Grove Road, Mooresboro, died Monday, April 8, 2013, at Kings Mountain Hospice.
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He was the son of James "Snook" and Betty Houser Cromer of Mooresboro. He was a cross country independent trucker, and an electrician for Kosa and Paragon, an ultralight pilot, enjoyed radio controlled airplanes, and was a motorcycle enthusiast.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Joy White Cromer; three daughters, Emily Cromer Macon and her husband Daniel of Cliffside, Courtney Smith Phillips and her husband Bill of Redington Shores, Fla., and Amie Smith Love and her husband Gene of Winston-Salem; a sister, Vicky Cromer Jones and her husband Davy of Mooresboro; his grandchildren, Clara and Gabriel Love, Billy Phillips, Clayton Hollifield, and Adyline Macon; a niece, Lesly Jones Gibbon and her husband Andy; and great-nephews, Hudson and Jace Gibbon of Rutherfordton.
Visitation: The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall, and at other times at the residence, at 840 Goode's Grove Road, Mooresboro.
Memorial Service: 6 p.m. Thursday at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Cleveland County
Officiated By: The Rev. Robert Hensley
Funeral Home: Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service is serving the family
Memorials: May be made to the McNair Foundation, P.O. Box 635, Forest City, N.C. 28043 or Hospice of Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Dr., Shelby, N.C. 28150
Online Condolences: www.washburndorsey.com
Washburn & Dorsey Funeral Home
359 East Church Street Bostic, NC 28018
Published in Shelby Star on Apr. 11, 2013