Thomas Reinhold Crocker of Leasburg, Missouri was born in Redwood Falls, Minnesota on Thursday, November 20, 1947 to Edward Gene and Evelyn Irene Corcoran Crocker and passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the age of 71 years, 7 months and 6 days.
Thomas served his country honorably during the Vietnam War in the United States Army.
He married Suzanne Fricke on July 5, 1974 in St. Louis, Missouri. He married Patricia M. Roth on September 12, 1987 in Florissant, Missouri.
He worked for 31 years as a Master Mechanic as a member of the Machinists Union in St. Louis, Missouri. He then later worked 10 years for O’Reilly Auto Parts in Sullivan, Missouri.
Thomas spent some of his leisure time shooting his guns, camping, hunting, and talking about cars.
He was preceded in death by his spouse, Suzanne Crocker; parents, Eugene and Evelyn Crocker; sister, Diane Crocker; and brother-in-law, Rich Dixon.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Crocker of Leasburg, Missouri; children, Karin Crocker (Paul Davis) of Collinsville, Illinois, Carol Crocker-Griggs (Tyronno Griggs) of Florissant, Missouri, Christopher (Carey) Crocker of Oro Valley, Arizona, James (Patsy) Weber of Union, Missouri, Gabe (Angela) Weber of Wentzville, Missouri and Matt (Libby) Crocker of Homewood, Illinois; siblings, Barb Dixon, Mark (Dawn) Crocker, Bruce (Jan) Crocker, Cathy (Dennis) Fischer, Paul (Sandy) Crocker, Jamie (Rhonda) Crocker, and Gene (Sheila) Crocker; 10 grandchildren, Zachary, Mikayla, Americas, Kailey, Kyle, Aidan, Sam, Elliot, Jack and Luke; other relatives and friends.
Burial of cremains on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 1 p.m. at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri with full military honors.
Memorial service at 3 p.m. at the Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church in Ferguson, Missouri with Father Edward Ramatowski officiating. Dinner to follow.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Cuba, Missouri.