Barry Croasmun

December 11, 1960November 15, 2012

CROASMUN – Barry Croasmun, 51, passed away November 15, 2012. Born in New Martinsville, WV, Barry moved to Jacksonville, FL in 1984. He is preceded in death by his mother, Joreen Billiter Croasmun and his niece Hannah Croasmun.

Barry is survived by his father, H. Louis "Bud" Croasmun; brothers, Brent (Debbie) and Brad (Marsha) Croasmun both of Paden City, WV, Brian Croasmun (Sherry) of Martinsville, WV, and Bart Croasmun (Carrie) of Paris, TN; nephews Eric Croasmun, Adam Croasmun, Chase Croasmun, Jake Croasmun, and Michael Carney; nieces Davianne Croasmun, Kayla Leek, and Chris Koerber.

The Croasmun family will receive family and friends Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 5:00 to 7:00pm at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin. A memorial service will follow at 7:00 pm at the funeral home.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin. 11801 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32223 (904)288-0025.


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 20, 2012
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, November 20, 2012

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Richard and Becky Mann

December 3, 2012

We are going to Miss you very much.God bless, and our prayers are with family and friend

Lori (Croasmun) Folleltt

November 27, 2012

I have so many fun memories of Barry and his brothers joining the 16 Croasmun cousins at the farm in Valier for our annual reunions. There was never a dull moment with 21 kids and 12 adults under one roof!
"Uncle" Bud, Brent, Brad, Bart and Brian - I am so sorry to hear of Barry's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Nia Carrington-Nees

November 26, 2012

I remember Mr. Croasmun's art class at Mandarin middle and how nice he was and how he made the class fun. I enjoyed his class and still have a piece I made in that class. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.

Shannon Trenary

November 26, 2012

I was lucky enough to have been a student of Mr. Croasmun while at Mandarin Middle School (I attended the first 4 years it was ever open in Jacksonville), one of the best teachers there. He will always be remembered as one of the best art teachers there!

Teresa Higginbotham

November 25, 2012

I had the pleasure of working with Barry at Mandarin Middle in the early 1990's and my daughter was also his student. I still have some of her artwork from his class. Very sorry for your loss.

WandRa Sanders

November 22, 2012

Barry and I were the art teachers hired for the opening of Mandarin Middle School in 1990. Our instant chemistry as friends lasted the duration of time. With a heavy heart and deep sorry I extend sincere condolence to the Croasmun family.

Karen Stevens-Gerk

November 21, 2012

Barry and I use to sit together on the band bus our freshman year. I remember laughing soooo hard that our faces hurt and being sad when the bus pulled back into the high school!! Barry was an amazing person! Deepest sympathy to all his family & friends.

Noah Thurlow

November 21, 2012

I had Mr. Croasmun as an art teacher in 6th grade. Before I had taken his class, I didn't really like art. But Mr. Croasmun made me look at art in a different way. I will truly miss him.

November 21, 2012

Barry and I first met in 1990 when we were both hired to teach at the brand new Mandarin Middle School. We were friends from day one, and I always looked forward to seeing Barry. He was just that kind of a person - one who resinates the positive outlook on life. Barry and I shared travel stories, and when he would go out of town, I often stayed at his beach house and looked after his dog. Later, after I was married, we continued our friendship through the local artworld. My brother-in-law is also an artist, so we would sometimes meet Barry at some of the local art openings. I still remember the night we attended the Art Auction at the Schultz Center. Another fond memory I have of Barry was when he was working toward his National Board Certification. He was in my mentor group, and just his presence, made what should have been a tedious task - actually fun and enjoyable! Barry was also an excellent Shared Decision Committe Leader at our school. I watched in awe, as he used his good humor and warm personality to run the meetings and keep everyone happy. On a personal note, I still have the beautiful ceramic black and white swan he made for my husband and me when we were married. It is the focal piece of our sitting area, and now, it has even greater meaning. I am certainly going to miss Barry. Khaki Hager

Katie Graham

November 21, 2012

The world needs more people like Barry. He was a good man who came from a great family. He will be greatly missed but we will forever remember him. His smile and kindness will be preserved in our memories.