Mr. Vernon Junior Crosby, Jr., 72, of Bamberg, entered into his state of eternal rest Friday morning, January 22, 2010 at his residence.
Funeral services will be held 3 oclock, Sunday afternoon, January 24, 2010 in The Brice W. Herndon and Sons Funeral Home, Walterboro Chapel. Interment will follow in Glendale Memorial Cemetery, 2210 Mount Carmel Road, Walterboro.
Mr. Crosby was born April 26, 1937 in Round O and was the son of the late Vernon Crosby, Sr. and Mamie Lou Colson Crosby Smoak, and along with his mother, he was reared by his step-father, the late Mouson Smoak. He had a passion for automobiles of all makes and models and this passion paved the foundation of his lifelong career. He was the founding owner and operator of the former Crosbys Shell Station and Wrecker Service located on Jefferies Boulevard in Walterboro. From 1983 until 2009, he was the owner of C & C Auto Sales on Dorchester Road in Summerville, a business that he began with a longtime friend, Mr. A.J. Campbell of Walterboro. Over the years, he worked for Charleston Air Force Base and Wildwood Landscaping Contractors, Inc in Walterboro. Along with his wife, he was the co-owner of the Curiosity Barn at Limehouse Crossroads in Summerville. Many things characterized Juniors life. Maybe your memories of him include his love of horses in his younger days, or him riding his 8N Tractor bush hogging the areas around the Limehouse Cross Roads of Summerville where they resided for many years, or his love and fascination with auctions; whatever your memory of him may be, cherish those memories as he cherished all memories he made with family and friends.
Surviving are: his wife, Virginia Branton Crosby of Bamberg; daughters, Linda Crosby Herndon and her husband Donald of Walterboro, Gail Crosby Haddock of Walterboro and Jodi Crosby Fletcher and her husband Allan of Fountain Inn; step-son, William Tasker and his wife Virginia of Needles, California; step-daughters, Zola DuFresne and her husband Tim of Bamberg and Brenda Myers and her husband Mike of Summerville; brothers, Isaiah Crosby and his wife Annie Ruth of Walterboro and Reggie Smoak of Round O; grandchildren, Allison Ruth Herndon, Stephen Anthony Herndon, Jimmy Haddock, Ethan Allan Fletcher, Jillian Grace Fletcher, Coleman Roberts, Ginia Tasker and Auggie DuFresne. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Johnny Smoak and Jackie Smoak.
Flowers will be accepted, or for those that so desire, memorial contributions may be directed in his memory to the following: Palmetto Health Hospice, Post Office Box 1123, Bamberg, South Carolina 29003-1123; or to, Cana of Galilee Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1738 Hudson Road, Cope, South Carolina 29038.
For those that so desire, memorial messages and thoughts of condolence may be left for the Crosby family by visiting: www.briceherndonfuneralhome.com.
Family and friends may call Saturday evening from 6 until 8 at THE BRICE W. HERNDON AND SONS FUNERAL HOMES, WALTERBORO CHAPEL, 1193 Bells Highway, Walterboro, 843.538.5408.
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