The Obit For Claude Crocker

Claude Arthur Crocker, Clinton


Services for Claude Arthur Crocker, former Vice President of Clinton Mills Inc., 78, will be held at 2:30 p.m. today, at First Presbyterian Church in Clinton, with burial at Rosemont Cemetery. The family will receive friends, in the Church Parlor, at the conclusion of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Presbyterian College Scotsman Club.

Gray Funeral Home of Clinton is in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Crocker, husband of the late Myra Adair Crocker, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002. He was the son of the late Lillie Jones and Horace Laffeyette Crocker. He attended the University of North Carolina, playing football, baseball and basketball. He pitched professionally for minor league Asheville Tourist and Major League Brooklyn Dodgers. He returned to South Carolina to coach at Presbyterian College, and with the Clinton Mill Cavaliers.

An active civic leader, he was active in Statewide Democratic Politics, and was awarded the Order of the Palmetto by Gov. Richard W. Riley. He served on the Governors Advisory Committee on Workers Compensation under four governors.

He was a loyal supporter and benefactor of Presbyterian College. He received an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Public Service from the college in 2000.

Surviving are his children, Virginia Leaman Crocker of Columbia, and his son and daughter-in-law, Claude Adair Crocker and Kristen Crocker, of Clinton; and four grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his brother, William Crocker; and a sister, Virginia Crocker Satterfield.