James "Allen" Crocker
1936 - 2021
Hillier Funeral Home & Cremations - Bryan
2301 East 29th Street
Bryan, TX

James "Allen" Crocker, a proud veteran of the Army, passed away on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at the age of 85 at Legacy Nursing & Rehabilitation in Bryan, Texas.

Allen was born on October 31, 1936 in Wakefield, Virginia. The son of Davey and Bertha Crocker, Allen grew up in New York City, NY. At the age of 18, Allen enlisted in the Army. He valued his service highly and attained the rank of Master Sergeant (E8). As part of his service, he received several decorations, medals, and badges. Among them are the Legion of Merit, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (Korea), Vietnam Service Medal, Parachutist Badge, and Army Good Conduct Medal.

In 1971, while on vacation in Paris, he met the love of his life, Christiane Green, "Christine". A year later they were married and started the journey of their life together: from Munich, Germany to Colorado Springs, CO to South Korea, back to Krauznach, Germany to Fort Sheridan, IL, back to Mainz, Germany until finally arriving at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. In 1986, upon retirement from the Army, Allen worked for many years for the Bexar County District Attorney's office. He was an avid fisherman. He could be found many a weekend wetting a line with his best friend, Jack Crowson.

Allen is proceeded in death by his wife of 47 years, Christiane S. Crocker, who passed away on December 4, 2019; as well as his long-time friend, Jack Crowson who passed away in February of 2008. Allen is survived by Jack's widow, Mary Crowson; and Goddaughter, Janie Crowson-Williams and her husband, Charlie Williams. His loved ones remember his strength and kindness.

An interment service honoring the life of James "Allen" Crocker will be held at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery on January 11, 2022 at 1:45pm in Pavilion 5.

Published by Express-News on Jan. 8, 2022.
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Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery Pavilion 5
Pavilion 5, TX
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