Richard Arthur Croy II

January 7, 1945July 12, 2021

Richard Arthur Croy II was born on January 7, 1945 in Jackson, MI to Richard and Elizabeth (Comloquoy) and passed away in Lansing, MI on Monday, July 12, 2021.

Richard was an art teacher and a soccer coach. He spent ten years coaching soccer and even coached his son’s team, the “Big Dogs”, into an undefeated victorious streak. He was an avid Michigan sports fan, rooting for both sides, MSU and U of M, he self-proclaimed himself as a, “State of Michigan Fan”. He made a career out of sports, working at both CBS Sports and Magic Johnson Softball Classic and loved what he did. Richard was a proud Vietnam Air Force veteran. But above all else, Richard loved spending time with those he loved, especially his three sons and his best friend, “Uncle” John.

Richard is survived by three sons, Joshua, Bryan, and Eddy “Big Ed” and two sisters, Barbara (Don) and Marcia (Dennis). He is preceded in death by his parents.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.


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Nicholas Lee

August 5, 2021

You may have been a stubborn old man to most, but to me you were like a grandfather, still stubborn! But a damn good man. I remember the first time I had a cigar in my life was because of you. It was a a rough day working and you had a box of Dutch masters, you told me to grab one and then when we went out you taught me how to properly smoke it. I still remember you saying "kick your feet up, relax!" Its one of my favorite memories besides watching Laurence Welk with you. I follow that advice everytime life gets a little too hectic.
You taught me a lot about life and just having a friend like you got me through some tough ass times. I'm gonna miss you alot man.