Kade Carson Crocker

September 3, 2008May 31, 2018
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LEXINGTON – Kade Carson Crocker, beloved son of Leah Murphree-Crocker and Kirt Crocker joined God on Thursday, May 31, 2018, following a fatal automobile accident.Born September 3, 2008, Kade will be remembered for his infectious laugh, his ability to make friends with everyone he met, his sense of humor, and the wonderful smile that never left his face. A former student of Mt. Hebron Day School, Kade was a third grader at Rocky Creek Elementary School, where he was adored by many teachers, staff members, classmates and their families. Kade excelled in academics and sports, but his greatest attribute was his determination to make all his peers feel special, and for no one to feel left out. Kade played soccer for Lexington GPS as a center forward. The only time he appeared unhappy was if he were taken out the game. Kade also played basketball for Lexington Recreation Commission, where he was always the smallest kid on the team, but the one with the biggest heart. Always outside, Kade loved big trucks, ATVs, BMX bikes, swimming, everything camouflage, and anything with wheels or water. Special moments were spent with his best friends/cousins Ian and Evan - Summer fun included jumping off the back of the boat together, swimming and kayaking at grandma and papa’s; Winter fun included learning to snow ski, ride a dog sled, zooming down a hill on a dish and snowmobiling together; endless tea parties at grandma’s, family gatherings of birthdays, Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving and all things beautiful in between. Indelible memories of giggles, jumping, climbing and always, always Kade helping Ian and Evan climb higher or accomplish any intended goal. He will be sorely missed by his 2 “Boy’s Best Friends”, Puck and Tracker. His love for animals was surpassed only by his love for people. Kade will be remembered fondly by many as, “my best friend”, and by his family as “Pooter” and “Bubba”. In lieu of flowers; Kade would have been very grateful for memorial donations, to honor the memory of his grandparents, being made to StandUp2Cancer OR to Rocky Creek Elementary PTA for the Kade Crocker Memorial Fund 430 Calks Ferry Rd. Lexington, SC 29072.Kade is survived by his parents, maternal grandmother Lana “Mi-Mi” Murphree, Paternal grandparents Dr. Jack L (Sharon Carson) Crocker, Uncle Tanner and Aunt Megan (Pelican) Murphree, devoted aunts and uncles; James Crocker, Ken Walters, Dr. Conrad and Sarah Brown-Crocker, Kevin and Anastasia Koutrakos-Crocker, newborn cousin Norah Elizabeth Murphree, and best friends and cousins Ian Michael and Evangelia “Evan” Mae Crocker, who shared the dearest of childhood times of all. Kade was predeceased by maternal grandparents, Sherri Murphree-Wheat, and Mike Murphree. Visitation will be Friday June 8, 2018 6:00 – 8:00 PM at Caughman Harman Funeral Home, Lexington, SC. Christian Mass of Burial to be held Saturday June 9, 2018 11:00AM at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Fellowship immediately following in the church social hall. Caughman Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.


  • Leah Murphree-Crocker, Mother
  • Kirt Crocker, Father
  • Lana "Mi Mi" Murphree, Grandmother
  • Dr. Jack L Crocker, Grandfather
  • Sharon Carson Crocker, Grandmother
  • Tanner Murphree, Uncle
  • Megan Pelican Murphree, Aunt
  • James Crocker, Uncle
  • Ken Walters, Uncle
  • Dr. Conrad Crocker, Uncle
  • Sarah Brown-Crocker, Aunt
  • Kevin Crocker, Uncle
  • Anastasia Koutrakos-Crocker, Aunt
  • Norah Elizabeth, Cousin
  • Ian Michael Crocker, Cousin
  • Evangelia "Evan" Mae Crocker, Cousin
  • Sherri Murphree-Wheat, Grandmother
  • Mike Murphree, Grandfather

  • Rocky Creek Elementary (Kade Crocker Memorial Fund)
  • Riverbanks Zoo


  • Visitation Friday, June 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 9, 2018

Kade Carson Crocker

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Michael Porterfield

June 7, 2018

So very sorry, my deepest sympathy. Mike Porterfield

Nancy Harris

June 6, 2018

This precious little face of Kade's is etched in my mind forever. I will never forget how he entered our Kindergarten Class every day with the biggest SMILE on his face. Always happy and always a friend to others at Hebron Day School. Even when he was called down for talking too much, he was still SMILING! We were so blessed to have Kade share in a part of our lives and so thankful God allowed him to be a part of my life personally. A life cut short at a still young age, BUT God had a special reason for calling Kade home early and it's our prayer that lives will be impacted here on earth for HIS KINGDOM due to this precious little boy. May others come to know Jesus as their personal Savior and have a relationship with Him, due to Kade's life! <3