Dewey Leon Crocker, 82 passed away on 26, November 2020 in Mansfield, TX. He was born on November 19, 1938 in Seagoville, TX to Fred Monroe Crocker and Louise Williamson Latham.
Dewey grew up in Denton, TX. He graduated from Denton High School in Denton, TX in 1956. After high school he joined the Navy in 1956 and server for 23 years. He served in the Vietnam War and was the recipient of a Vietnam Service medal, several Good Conduct medals, Armed Forces Reserve medal, Navy E ribbon, and the National Defense Service medal. He retired in 1979 from VR-59 achieving the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Dewey attended Mountain View and Cedar Valley Colleges in Dallas, TX where he received a degree in Automotive Technology and a degree HVAC. He began work for Sears Roebuck Co. as a Service Manager where he worked until he retired at age 55. He then followed his passion for golf, working as a Marshal at Mansfield National Golf Course. Dewey and his grandson Levi Crocker shared a love for golf and would play as often as they could. He was also passionate about showing his Rhodesian Ridgebacks winning many awards
Dewey married Lois Myers in 1959 in Lomita, CA. He was happily married to the love of his life for 61 years. His pride and joy was his family, he was always in the audience supporting his grandkids, whether it be at a school event, a golf tournament, a dance competition or a track meet. In his spare time, he also enjoyed fishing, bowling, golfing and showing Rhodesian Ridgebacks.
Dewey was preceded in death by his parents Fred Crocker and Louise Latham, and grandson Levi Daniel Crocker.
Dewey is survived by his spouse, Lois Crocker of Mansfield, Texas; son, Larry Crocker of Pipe Creek, Texas, Darrin (Vivian) Crocker of Arlington, Texas, and Diana (Rodney) Mueller of Mansfield Texas; grandchildren, Justin & Melissa Crocker, Chase Shelton, and Amanda Mueller; great-grandchildren, Connor and Emma Shelton; sister, Vivian Smith; brother, Hugh Crocker, along with numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A memorial service and Burial will be held at The National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway Dallas, TX 75211 at 1:30pm, December 18, 2020.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation.
Join us in celebrating the life of Dewey Crocker a devoted and caring husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. He was a good and loving man that will be greatly missed.