Ted Eugene Cromer

January 23, 1925March 1, 2018

Ted Cromer, 93, Hominy, OK., died March 1st, 2018 in Murfreesboro, TN. Dr. Ted Cromer was a retired Baptist minister and missionary. Ted was born in Hominy, Oklahoma on January 23rd, 1925, the son of John Baptist Cromer and Ora Boatman Cromer. He grew up in Oklahoma and Texas during the Great Depression, his family moving often to find work during those times. At age 9, he was baptized in Tulsa, OK at Nobles Ave Baptist Church. At age 17 he married Dorothy Bernice Cromer on Christmas Eve, 1942. Ted served in the Navy in WWII. At age 24 he dedicated his life to preach and mission. He graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX. During his mission work in Liberia, West Africa, he started 100 missions and 79 churches. When he returned to the United States, he continued to pastor churches in Dallas, TX. His retirement years were spent in Murfreesboro, TN, bowling on multiple leagues with his wife of 75 years, winning many bowling tournaments, and helping spread the love of Jesus to all. He is survived by his wife Dorothy Bernice Cromer, his daughter Janis Cromer Sauls, and son Ted “Dehru” Cromer Jr., 9 grand kids, 16 great grand kids, and 1 great great grand kid. His proceeded in death by his daughter Tedi Cromer on June 20th, 2015. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, March 3rd, at Northside Baptist Church, 655 W. Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro, TN 37129. Visitation will begin at 1:00pm, with service at 2:00pm, followed by burial at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, 5350 NW Broad St, Murfreesboro. Pallbearers: Austin Storie, Daniel Stewart, Jared Balthrop, Hunter Wright, Chandler Wright, Josh McKetttrick, Seth Ellis, Reid Balthrop, Kofi Cromer and Elijah Ricci. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to International Mission Board ( ), or donations can be sent or dropped off to Northside Baptist Church. To leave thoughts or memories, visit Roselawn Funeral Home, 5350 NW Broad Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129, 615-893-2742.


  • Austin Storrie, Active Pallbearer
  • Daniel Stewart, Active Pallbearer
  • Jared Balthrop, Active Pallbearer
  • Hunter Wright, Active Pallbearer
  • Chandler Wright, Active Pallbearer
  • Josh McKettrick, Active Pallbearer
  • Seth Ellis, Active Pallbearer
  • Reid Balthrop, Active Pallbearer
  • Kofi Cromer, Active Pallbearer
  • Elijah Ricci, Active Pallbearer


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Service to Celebrate Saturday, March 3, 2018

Ted Eugene Cromer

have a memory or condolence to add?

Reta Barney

March 2, 2018

I loved the way he greeted you with a smile and a hug. If you didn't reach out to him for a "HUG" he reached for you. Miss Bea he was a one woman man with a huge heart. He loved you so very much, his smile, his friendly, and his loving manner served him well. How radiant his smile must be now. I can only imagine how glorious his eyes are shining and how he is looking down on us praying that we could see him now. Oasis will never be the same - the trips, the jokes, his laughter, his positive assurance that one day we would see the King! Mr. Ted is now at the feet of our gracious Lord and Savior.

We will miss him - may God's peace that passes all understanding be yours at this time.

Wanda & Perry Ogletree

March 2, 2018

Although we only became friends within the past two years, the kindness, love and warmth shone us will never be forgotten. Ted (and Bea) welcomed us into their circle of friends with open arms and loving hearts. We are heartbroken that we will no longer see that wonderful smile or receive that hug whenever we meet. Ted will live on in our hearts and memories! Bless him, Bea and the entire family! May the memories of a lifetime comfort you in the days ahead. With much love, Wanda and Perry

Betty Pankey

March 1, 2018

Ted always had a smile and a hug whenever he saw you. He was a remarkable man as his obituary shows.
I will miss him and his hugs. RIP Ted.