Richard Dean Croy, Sr.

Richard Dean Croy, Sr., 71 years, of Narvon, Pa. left his earthly home on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.

Born in Kansas City, KS on November 26, 1948 Richard was the oldest son of the late Gilbert and Arlice (Jones) Croy. At fourteen, the family moved to Philadelphia where Richard and Marlene met, wed, and raised their children. They attended Faith Tabernacle Congregation where he devoted his time to ministry

Richard began his career as a mechanic and later operated his own business in Millwork. His hobbies included classic cars and motorcycles. He was a charitable and loyal friend to anyone in need. His faith and his love for the Lord motivated him throughout his life. Richard and Marlene longed to live in the country where they often visited with their children. They moved to Lancaster County four years ago, ful?lling their dream in the beautiful countryside.

Survived by his Hunnie, his Beloved Wife of 51 years Marlene Helen Bickings Croy, his 9 children: son Richard (Virginia) Croy, son Randy (Jill) Croy, son Glenn Croy, son Wesley (Cindy) Croy, daughter Sharon (Andrew) Foster, daughter Diane (Jesse) Howell, daughter Laurie (Andy) Kilbride, son Dale (Jennifer) Croy, and son Jonathan (Kiley) Croy. And proud Pop-Pop to his 35 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brother Ronnie and survived by 4 sisters (Shirley, Mary, Wilda, Ruthie) and 4 brothers (Steven, Charlie, Dewey, Michael).

A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be private at the Honey Brook Methodist Cemetery.

A memorial gathering will be held to celebrate the life of Richard Dean Croy, Sr. on Saturday, June 27, 2020 between 10:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. at the Croy family home located at 229 South Churchtown Road, Narvon, Pa. 17555

Arrangements by The Labs Funeral Home, Inc. of Honey Brook, Pa.

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A day that every son dreads. It’s, at once a very sad experience but it’s seasoned with the wonderful memories borne by parent-child love . It was a singular one-of-a-kind relationship. That man lived his life knowing Randy as his son. How lucky that made him. Stand Tall and Be Brave.

~ Mark Bellamy Mint Hill, North Carolina
6/29/2020 1:34:57 PM

Our Sincere sympathies to you and your family. We will always remember Richard's kindness and smile forever ! -Family of Phila Flooring Supply-

~ Family of Phila Flooring Supply Philadelphia, PA
6/24/2020 11:19:06 AM

To Marlene and my cousins; I am so sorry, for your loss, in your Dad, being called away from this earthly home. May you all find peace and comfort in the Lord, and cherish the best memories, and your Dad for the man he was and his commitment to you as individuals and as a family. I always admired your Mom and Dad, bringing a large family out to church on a regular basis. Your family bond was very obvious! God be with you all! Hugs and Love to you all! Ann (Liney) Barnett :-)

~ Ann
6/24/2020 9:29:16 AM

Our Sincere condolences to The Croy Family our thoughts and Prayers are with you Marlene and Family

~ Susan Schein
6/23/2020 8:39:00 PM

Dad, we all miss you and thank you for leaving a legacy where family get togethers were never a problem.

~ Laurie kilbride
6/22/2020 9:20:41 PM

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