Obituary - Donald E McCroskey



Donald E. McCroskey, 80, of Washington County, Virginia passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2014, at Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol, Tennessee following an extended illness. He was born in Bristol, VA on December 11, 1933, a son of the late Robert F. McCroskey and Ella P. Worley-McCroskey. 

He was a was a veteran having served in the United States Army. He was a member of Fellowship Chapel. Donald was a graduate of Valley Institute High School and was a machinist with Raytheon for 35 years. He loved to farm, hunt, guns, and motorcycles. Donald was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, and brother. He was very friendly and loved being social with people. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. Most of all, he loved his Lord, his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren brothers and sisters.

Donald is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Carol Fleenor-McCroskey; three daughters, Sharon M. Cunningham and her husband Larry, Donna Brown and her husband Bob, and Millie Parker and her husband Tracy; three sons, Gary McCroskey, James McCroskey and his wife Lisa, and Robert McCroskey and his friend Amanda Haworth; grandchildren, Jeremiah McCroskey and his wife Julie, Jonathan McCroskey and his friend Mollie, Elizabeth Galliher and her husband Will, Jacob McCroskey and his wife Jacqueline, Brandon Cunningham and his wife Brandi, Paige Wingate and her husband Josh, Zane McCroskey, Wyatt McCroskey and Mason Parker; great-grandchildren include, Elijah McCroskey, Mary Frances McCroskey, Laurie McCroskey, Ella McCroskey and Azleigh M. Cunningham; his sisters, Virginia Roberts, Brenda Carrier, and Margie Sculthrope; his brothers, Richard McCroskey and Arthur McCroskey. The family would like to express a special thank you to all the nurses and caregivers at Home Healthcare and Wellmont Hospice House for all the love and care shown to Donald during his illness, and a special Thank You to Margaret Jones and Freddie Odum. 

A graveside service will be conducted at 11:00am on Monday, June, 30, 2014, at Fleenor Memorial Church Cemetery, 16411 Fleenor's Memorial Road Bristol, VA with Rev. Scott Price officiating. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the cemetery at 10:45am. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, TN 37620. 

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