William Crofts


Visitation Details

Service Details
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM 8:00 PM
Friday August 1, 2014
Friday August 1, 2014
South Chapel, Bordwine Funeral Home South Chapel, Bordwine Funeral Home
Interment Chetua Methodist Cemetery
Saturday August 2, 2014 10:00 AM












William Crofts, 91, of Englewood, passed away, Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Etowah Health Care Center in Etowah, TN. He was a member of Englewood First Church of God and Manila Masonic Lodge # 633, Englewood. A son of the late Alvin and Theresa Crofts, he was preceded in death by his parents, listed above; and brothers, Ray, John “Jay” and Kenneth Crofts.  Survivors include wife of 70 years, Ruth Crofts of Englewood; sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Cynthia Crofts of Athens, Jim and Vickie Crofts of Smyrna, and Scott Crofts of Englewood; grandchildren, Shae Tuggle, Tanya Hamilton, Caycie Crofts, James Woodeson, Christian, Josiah, Ben, Matthew, Caleb, Rebekah, and Charis Crofts.; great-grandchildren, Peyton Woodeson, Hunter and Brant Sutherland, Tyler Peeler, and Dalton Merrill; sisters and brother-in-law, Myrtle McConkey and Mildred Lane both of Madisonville. Masonic service will be held at 8:00 p.m., Friday, August 1, 2014 in the South Chapel of Bordwine Funeral Home with the funeral service to follow. Pastor Roy Chism will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, prior to the service. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, August 2, 2014 and proceed to Chestua Methodist Cemetery for the 10:00 a.m., committal service.




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  1. Carroll Ross August 3, 2014

    Jim and Bill,

    Just learned of your father’s death, and wanted to let you know I was thinking about both of you and your family. I always enjoyed listening to him play his guitar years ago at the old Englewood Coliseum.

    Give my regards to your mother, and my thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.

    Carroll Ross

  2. Frances and Jack Powers August 1, 2014

    sorry to hear about William, There are not words adequate at a time like this. We just want to express our condolences. We hope Ruth can get through this. We love you all.

  3. Nellie M. Sneed July 31, 2014

    Our Thoughts and prayers go with the family of William Croft at this time.
    Many fond memories of him and our Clyde hunting to gather.
    Nellie M. Sneed, Brenda Agan, Sam Sneed and Timothy Sneed

  4. Pastor Rick and Dee Patterson July 31, 2014

    We are so sorry for the families loss. May God give His undeniable strength and comfort, we are holding you all up in prayer. God bless.

  5. Martin & Sherry Sewell July 31, 2014

    Our Deepest Sympathy. We worked with William and Ruth for many years and think the world of them.

  6. Dana Williams Alverson July 30, 2014

    So sorry to hear of his passing. We lived right up Niota Rd. for many years. Lots of memories of he and Daddy in the store. May you find comfort in knowing he was well loved.


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