Darvin "Jim" Croston

November 27, 1950October 31, 2013

Darvin (Jim) Croston, age 62, of Bolivar passed away on October 31, 2013. He was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia on November 27, 1950 to Denver and Dorothy Croston. Darvin served as a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War for two years. He was a member of the Army/Navy Club in Bolivar, IBEW Local #540 and the Timken Alumni Association. He worked for American Electric Power as a high lineman for 27 years retiring in 2004. Darvin loved to work outside and spend time with his grandson. He was a generous grandfather and uncle.

He is preceded in death by his parents; nephew, Steve Wegmiller; and brother-in-law, Art Abdulla. Surviving Darvin, is his son, Jonathan (Meghan) Croston; grandson, Jackson Croston; sisters, Jeanne Abdulla and Eunice (Gary) Wegmiller; brother, David (Linda) Croston; nieces and nephews, Alisa (Dan) McGinty, Gina (Steve) East, Dan (Jennifer) Wegmiller, Bob Wegmiller, and Eric (Lori) Croston; and great nieces and nephews, Aurora McGinty, Kaitlin East, Bridgette East, Jack and Joey Wegmiller, Bryce Wegmiller, Brandon and Brianna Croston, and David Oster.

Friends may call Tuesday, November 5, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. at Karlo-Libby Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Sunset Hills Burial Park.


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 5, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Darvin "Jim" Croston

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crystal Simers

November 11, 2013

Jonathan Sorry about the loss of your Dad, I just found out tonight. he was so proud of you and your son. my thoughts are with you. Crystal

November 7, 2013

So sorry to hear about Darvin. I just talked to him a couple of weeks ago in the Bolivar Giant Eagle and he showed my husband and I pictures of of his grandbaby. Not only have I known Darvin for many years in Bolivar, but we went to highschool at Timken together. He graduated a year ahead of me. We have always been friends. He will be missed. Peggy and Gene Keck

JoAnn Smith

November 5, 2013

Jon,Dave,Linda and Eric,
We so enjoyed getting to know "Mr. Croston" as we called him. We spent so many years together watching soccer and visiting. We were extremely saddened to hear the news of his passing. Your family is in our prayers and thoughts.
Gary, JoAnn, Greg and Tim Smith

Kathy Kraft

November 5, 2013

I am so sorry Jon for your great loss. Your dad and I were friends and his passing is a loss. He was well liked by so many and this has been a large shock to all of this in the community. You were fortunate to have him as your dad. He loved you so very much and so excited to be a grandpa. So so so sorry.

Steven Hostetler

November 5, 2013

I worked with Jim for many years at AEP .He was an intelligent hard worker, with a dry sense of humor and a no nonsense attitude. He didn't seem to get the breaks he may have wanted in life. I'm glad to know he always found happiness through his son and then a grandson. Those were the real breaks he received.
He will be remembered.

curt arnold

November 4, 2013

Deepest sympathy

November 4, 2013

Sorry to hear about Darvin. I haven't seen any of you lately but my thought are with all of you at this time.
Rose Mary Elmond

Phil Baker

November 4, 2013

I shared many fun times with Darvin at TVHS, may he rest in peace

Tom Ruckman

November 4, 2013

So sorry and surprised to here of Jimmy's passing. We always had good times when we got together. God Bless.

John Perez

November 4, 2013

I want to offer my Deepest Sympathy to Darvin's family. We went to Timken H.S. together and shared some good times in Print shop and on the football field he was a good friend and will be missed.