Bill E. Crocker, 91, of Plymouth passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 31, 2020, at home.
Born June 12, 1929, to Charles and Helen Crocker in Plymouth. Bill graduated in 1947 from Plymouth High School where he was Senior Class President and held the school record for high hurdles for 15 years.
On Aug. 31, 1947, he married Mary Halt and they made their home on a farm near Plymouth where they managed a classified guernsey herd. They have five children, all college graduates.
The children are Linda (Jim) Arnold of Easton, Md.; Christine Crocker of Locust Grove, Va.; Kenneth (Sara) Crocker of Durham, N.H.; Joyce (Joe) Warnacut of Locust Grove, Va.; and Marcy (Dan) Bare of Kettering, Ohio.
Bob Vermillion stayed with the family during summers and was like family to Bill.
Bill and Mary sold the farm in 1965, after which time he worked at the State Exchange Bank as a Vice President for 27 years before retiring. He served on the Marshall County Hospital board in various capacities, including Chairman, for 14 years. Bill also served as a board member for the first Blueberry Festival, and was once the Grand Marshal for the Blueberry Parade. Bill was active in Plymouth Wesleyan Church, and took the Golden Rule seriously. He was respected for his honesty, generosity, and willingness to lend a hand to anyone in need.
Survivors include his five children, brother Ben (Mona) Crocker of Morton, Ill.; ten grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years (Mary), parents Charles and Helen Crocker, sister Joyce Menser, sister Phyllis Stackowski, sister Lucille Wright, and sister Janet McQueen.
Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, Aug. 3, in New Oak Hill Cemetery.
Deaton-Clemens Van Gilder Funeral Home is privileged to be entrusted in arranging the services for the family.