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James Edwin Croley

October 25, 1928 — January 21, 2023

Paducah, KY

Jim Croley age 94, of Paducah passed Saturday, January 21, 2023 at the home of his son, Kyle Croley.  

Jim was a long time member of the Lone Oak First Baptist Church.  He was a graduate of Tilghman High School and then attended Paducah Junior College where he received an Associate degree.   Jim was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he played baseball while in service and got to play baseball in Germany during his servce time.  He enjoyed playing golf and especially with the group of men from church on their many golf outings.

Survivors include two sons, Patrick (Debbie) Croley of Sharpe, KY and Kyle (Penny) Croley of Paducah; six grandchildren, Jared Croley, Dustin Croley, Shawn Croley, Jacob (KK) Croley, Ben Croley and Misty (Todd) Meadows; six great- grandchildren, Zoey Croley, Skyler Croley, Nathan Croley, Brian Meadows,  Brady Meadows and Braxton Meadows; one great-great grandchild, Brinley Meadows; several nieces and nephews.

Preceding in death were his wife, Barbara Kelly Croley; parents, Ezra Croley and Lonna Peck Smothers Croley;  two sisters, Mildred Smothers Lindsey and Hazel Smothers Brewer;  four brothers, William Croley, Ralph Smothers, Ray Smothers and Bill Smothers.

Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at the Lone Oak Chapel of Milner & Orr Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Martin officiating.  Burial will follow at Maplelawn Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 from, 11:00 a.m. until service time of 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.


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