Dr. Charles Richard Crocker

Dr. Charles Richard Crocker, age 83 of Kingsland, passed away on the evening of Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 at the Senior Care Center in St. Marys, GA.

Dr. Crocker was born January 26th, 1935 in Columbus, GA. to the late Charles “Grady” and Bertha “Kathleen” Crocker.

As most knew, Dr. Crocker loved and was devoted to his 60 years as a Chiropractor as he cared for his many patients, who were all considered family. Before becoming a Chiropractor, he served in the National Guard for a few years. When he wasn’t in the office he was an active Mason and served as Worshipful Master and was a Shriner for many years. In his time off he loved to sing and play his many instruments. He also loved woodworking and rebuilding musical instruments. There wasn’t anything that he couldn’t fix. When he wasn’t working or serving as a Mason and Shriner, you could find Dr. Crocker and soulmate either fishing, traveling, or camping outdoors. He will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved him.

Dr. Crocker is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Betty Crocker of Kingsland, GA; his daughter, Kathleen Broughton of Goose Creek, SC; his sons, Doug (Jill) Crocker of Edgewater, FL, Kenny (Sharon) Crocker and Keith Crocker, all of Kingsland, GA; his brother, Ray (Chris) Crocker of Columbus, GA; his grandchildren, Todd (Tina) Lanier, Jennifer Williams, Kimberly (Billy) Saturday, Rachel Crocker, Brian (Emma) Crocker, Derek Crocker, Chelsea Clayton, Ericka Broughton, Erin (Danny) Waters, and Travis Padgett; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his sisters and brothers; Marcia Brasher, Janet Bennett, Jim Crocker, Mike Crocker, John Crocker; and his daughter Cheryl Evans.

A graveside service for Dr. Crocker will be held at 10 am Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 at Lawnwood Cemetery in Kingsland, GA.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Dr. Crocker’s name be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles or to the charity of your choice.

January 26, 1935 – May 29, 2018

7 thoughts on “Dr. Charles Richard Crocker

  1. Danny Daniels

    Words will do little good to describe a devotedmanof the Lord. His skills were blessed,his care for others unmatched, and love for his family incredible. It will be missed.

  2. Dr. Jim Burnham

    Dr. Crocker was a great Chiropractic pioneer, a personal inspiration and a friend who was very helpful to me when I first entered practice here in 1978. He was always helpful whenever I called upon him for anything. He paved the way for all of the Chiropractors who have practiced in Camden County with the example he set by treating thousands of patients professionally, effectively and ethically. The chiropractic profession in Georgia was made better by Dr. Crocker and we would have not done as well had he chosen to stay in Florida. He has been missed since he was unable to practice. I was envious of how he seemed to always maintain such a healthy balance with his family, his practice and his presence in our community outside of his office.
    Dr. Jim Burnham
    St. Marys, GA

  3. Edwin Davis Jr DC

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. Dr Crocker was a Chiropractic Icon, a dedicated family man, and Southern Gentlemen. He will be greatly missed.

  4. Tricia and Zeke Scott

    Just learning of your loss Mrs. Crocker. You know, even though I moved too far to visit (made possible by his great care and skill) Dr. Crocker is in the top 5 BEST human beings I will have ever known. I was thinking about you guys just a few days ago as is not uncommon…Love to you and yours. Patricia (and Zeke) Scott


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