The funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Friday, September 2, 2016 at St. James C.M.E. Church, 215 Rail Road Street, Marshallville, Georgia, where Reverend Miracle K. Bass is pastor. Reverend Billy Heard will officiate. Interment will follow at the Colonel Felton Cemetery, 502 South Street, Marshallville, Georgia.
Eugene was born on April 14, 1948, in Marshallville, Macon County, Georgia to the late Eugene Crocker, Sr. and Carrie Mae Brown Crocker. He is preceded in death by two siblings, John Crocker and Clara Crocker. He acquired his education in the public school system of Macon County, Georgia where he graduated from the historic D. F. Douglass High School in 1965. Following high school he enlisted in the United States Army. He was the proud recipient of the National Defense Service Medal. Following his honorable discharge, he was employed with Barrett Farms and Camellia Gardens. He later was employed as a Custodian and Ground Maintenance Worker at the Oak Nursing Home in Marshallville, Georgia. At an early age he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and joined the St. James C.M.E. Church of Marshallville, Georgia. Eugene was joined in holy matrimony in 2005 to the former Mary Hooten.
Survivors are his wife, Mary Crocker, Marshallville, Georgia; six children, Shiree Crocker, Perry, Georgia, Ronald Crocker, Warner Robins, Georgia, Pamela Hooten, Dwayne Hooten (Erica), Thomas Felton, Marshallville, Georgia, Marvin Felton (Pamela), both of Perry, Georgia; seventeen grandchildren and two great grandchildren; a goddaughter, Tametrice Harden Americus, Georgia, siblings, Jannette Leary (Freddie), Marshallville, Georgia, Melvin Smith (Yulanda), Cedar Hill , Texas, Shirleen Crocker, Vivian McGhee (Kenny), and Paulette Crocker, all of Marshallville, Georgia; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Easter Mae Jones, Marshallville, Georgia, Valerie Johnson(Lyndon), Gray, Georgia, Blanchie Porter (Fred), Hawkinsville, Georgia, Sandra Barner, Perry, Georgia, Terry Barner, Marshallville, Georgia, Wynell Spivey (Bobby), Fort Valley, Georgia, Annie Slater, Montezuma, Georgia, Mary Ann Hooten, Fort Valley, Georgia, Willie Hooten (Tetse), Fort Valley, Georgia, Charlie Hooten, Americus, Georgia, Robert Hooten (Sharon), Fort Valley, Georgia, Freddie Bryant (Essie), Oglethorpe, Georgia, Melvin Jones (Diann), Marshallville, Georgia, Brad Barner (Gloria), Marshallville, Georgia, and Olivia Frazier (Tony), Fort Valley, Georgia; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends, including a devoted friend, Gregory Bearden, and devoted friend/caregiver, Sherrie Jackson, Marshallville, Georgia.