Born in Newport, R.I., on Feb. 22, 1945, he was the son of the late Joe Crockford and the late Betty Wright Crockford. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Woody Anderson; his sister, Nancy Neves; and his dear and special friends, Harold "Cricket" Grogan and Joe "Cat" Turner.
Johnny was a member of Circle L. Ministries in Taylorsville where he enthusiastically attended regularly. He was a builder and contractor, a 17-year cancer survivor and participated in the annual Relay for Life celebrations, he also loved to help with the food pantry. An avid softball player, he was a coach and sponsor of Five Star Construction Men's softball team and the Trouble Women's softball team. He enjoyed spending time with his teammates and friends.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Patricia McGill Crockford; his daughters and son-in-law, Stormie Watkins, and Dede and Dewayne Sutton of Cartersville; his grandchildren, Chance Beck, Laura Sutton, Deion Watkins, Morgan Watkins, and Deionna Watkins; his brother, Tommy Crockford of Newport, R.I.; and his brother and sister-in-law, Bet and Don Nally, Ernest and Dorothy McGill, and Charles McGill; a special niece and caregiver, Darlene Henson; his adoptive family, Roy and Jimmy Walker; and a dear and special sister-in-law, Darlene Bagley.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, in the chapel of Parnick Jennings Funeral Home and Cremation Services with the Rev. Tony Lyle and the Rev. Roger Luke officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Memory Gardens.
Serving as pallbearers were Johnny Morris, Charles McGill, Chuck McGill, Danny Snow, Todd Payne, Tim Henson, Doug Vernon, and Westley Vernon.
The family received friends from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday at Parnick Jennings Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 430 Cassville Rd., Carterville, GA 30120.
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