Drum Funeral Home-Hickory

940 29th Avenue NE, Hickory, NC


Bois Deitz Crocker

November 20, 1921May 28, 2020

Bois D. Crocker passed away peacefully at home May 28, 2020, only eight days after Edith, his wife of 73 years, passed away. He was born in Charlotte, NC, November 20, 1921 to Herman Seburn and Opal Grace Carpenter Crocker.

Bois served in the United States Army Air Corps in World War II and flew twenty-one B-29 missions in the Pacific theater. He graduated from Lenoir Rhyne College, where he met his beloved Edith. Bois served as a special Agent with the FBI for thirty years. A long-standing member of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, in Hickory, “Pop” was devoted to his family and enjoyed investing in and watching the stock market. He never tired of spending time on Crocker Mountain in Blowing Rock.

Left to cherish his memory is son, Don Crocker, daughter Linda (Dan) Cottingham, and son Greg Crocker; grandchildren, Daniel (Christina) Cottingham, Leigh (Michael) Corso, Katie (Nick) Crifasi, Steven, Nick, Chris and Justin Crocker; great-grandchildren, Nora Jane and Joseph Cottingham and Patrick and Logan Corso.

A family service will held at a future date. Memorials may be sent to Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, 2780 N. Center St., Hickory NC, 28601.

Condolences may be sent to the Crocker family at www.drumfh-hickory.com.

The Crocker family has entrusted arrangements to Drum Funeral Home & Cremation in Hickory, NC


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Donna Crocker

June 2, 2020

A wonderful uncle. I will always remember his kindness and sense of humor.

Anne Burr

June 1, 2020

Dear Cousins,
So sorry to hear about Bois. He and my mother, Blanche Crocker Barker were first cousins. I always enjoyed talking with your mother and your dad when there were any Crocker gatherings.
They were very special and your family was so blessed to have them both for so many years. Bois was next to the last of the blood Crocker cousins of that generation, only Herbert, Jr., is still with us.
May God give you comfort and peace and may you rejoice that your parents were separated for only a few days.

Anne Barker Burr

Terri Crocker Putnam

June 1, 2020

So sorry for the loss of Bois and Edith. God bless all of you during this time.

Gail Canipe

June 1, 2020

So sorry about the death of your parents. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am a cousin. My dad, Paul Crocker and your dad were first cousins.

Ed Rush

June 1, 2020

So sorry to hear about the loss of both your parents. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. A special thanks to your father for his many years of service to our country first in WW II then 30 years with the FBI. Hopefully the health club will open back up soon and I look forward to seeing you there. Take care my friend

Ed Rush

Jan White Cantrell

June 1, 2020

Greg and family,
Sympathy at the loss of your dad. He has joined your mom. Appreciation of his service to our country and his devotion to our Lord and his family .
Blessings and peace. Jan

Linda Prichard

May 29, 2020

Sympathy and prayers for the Crocker family. Bois and Edith were a special couple. Praying God's blessing and comfort for all of you.

Linda Prichard
Hawesville, KY