John Calvin “J.C.” Crosby, 86, of 523 W Montgomery Street, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, November 11th, in Mary Black Hospital, Gaffney.
Widower of Amogene Roberts Crosby, he was born in Blair, SC and was a son of the late Ben and Charlotte Jackson Crosby.
He was a deacon and Sr. Choir member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. Deacon Crosby was also a member of the Community Do-Re-Mi Choir. He was a retired employee of Cone Mills.
Mr. Crosby was preceded in death by: a son, John Charles Crosby; a grandson, Joseph Crosby; 8 siblings, Lemuel Crosby, Mose Crosby, Bennie Frank Crosby, Willie Crosby, Buck Jordan, Clara Watkins, Daisy Lattimore, and Shirley Jordan.
Surviving are: a son, Timothy Douglas (Betty) of Spartanburg; 6 daughters, Brenda Green (Jackie) of Chesnee, Georgia Oglesby, Kathy Rice (Robert), Clara Marie Douglas (Jarvis), Barbara Douglas, and Traci Douglas, all of Gaffney; 2 sisters, Nancy Adams of Gaffney and Mary Jordan of Washington, D.C.; 26 grandchildren including Quintina Crosby (Billy), Sharon Crosby, and Lyvon Crosby (Zaneta), reared in the home; 30 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Opie Tate, Lucille Crosby, and Doris Roberts, all of Gaffney; a very close friend, Frances Wilson of Gaffney.
Funeral Services will be Monday, 1:00 pm, in Mt. Sinai Baptist Church with Rev. C.A. Wallace officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. He will be in state in the church Monday at 12:00 noon.
The family is at the home of Kathy Rice, 400 W. Race Street.
The Gilmore Mortuary