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December 14, 2013

William 'Bill' F. Croddy

Nov. 12, 1919 - Dec. 12, 2013

William “Bill” F. Croddy, 94, Kokomo, passed away at 8 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. He was born in Kokomo on Nov. 12, 1919, to the late Roy and Rhetha (Gullion) Croddy.

Bill attended school in both Greentown and Kokomo. He served our country with the United States Army during World War II, and was recognized for his exceptional work with the 207th Combat Engineers. On June 14, 1941, Bill married Virginia Harper in Kokomo, and she preceded him in death on April 24, 1986.

After serving with the Army, Bill began working at Chrysler. He worked in the test garage for 35 years, retiring in 1974. Bill belonged to the UAW 685. He attended Greentown Wesleyan Church, where he served as a lay pastor, was on the board and was a church bus driver. Bill enjoyed fishing, especially on South Mud Lake, where they owned a lake cottage, and on the Mississinewa Reservoir. He liked to garden and do woodworking, building anything from crafts to his own garage. He even added a basement to their existing house. Bill also enjoyed spending his free time listening to gospel and country music.

Bill is survived by his daughter, Nanci Pierce, Kokomo; granddaughter, Lora Lee (Johnny) Wilson; great-grandchildren, Kelsey Kinslow, Kendall Wilson and a grandson on the way. Other survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Virginia Croddy; a brother, two sisters and a great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn Wilson.

There will be a funeral service for Bill at 11 a.m. Monday at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St., with Pastors Paul Boss and Chris Ellis officiating. Following the funeral service, Bill will be laid to rest at Albright Cemetery, Kokomo, with military rites provided by the U.S. Army and Kokomo VFW Military Rites teams. All of Bill’s family and friends are welcome to join together for a time of visitation from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, also at the mortuary.

You are invited to read Bill’s obituary at www.ellersmortuary.com, where you may sign the guest book, share a personal message, or order flowers for the family. Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St., assisted the family with arrangements.

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