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Dan J. Crocker
Dan J. Crocker

Dan J. Crocker

January 4, 1940 - August 15, 2021

Service Location Date Time Directions
Visitation Spring Grove Funeral Home 4389 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45223 August 21, 2021 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Directions
Memorial Service Spring Grove Funeral Home 4389 Spring Grove Avenue Cincinnati, Ohio 45223 August 21, 2021 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Directions
Obituary

Dan J. Crocker passed away on August 15, 2021 at the age of 81 in Cincinnati, Ohio. His battle with serious medical issues in recent years showed his courage in facing life challenges with grace and humor. Despite the pain, Dan was active, enjoying family, friends, and travel. Dan is survived by wife Jennifer Ann Crocker (nee Werner), children Becky (nee Crocker) and Alan Murray, Nicci Crocker, Ashley (nee Schuler) and David Fetters, and Lauren (nee Schuler) and Justin Shelton, grandchildren Nathan Murray, Evelyn Fetters, Beckett Shelton, Charlotte Shelton, and brother-in-law David Ball. Dan is preceded in death by parents Kelso Eden and Novel Maurine Crocker (nee Blackburn), brother John Harlon and Carol Essary, and sister Janette Ann Ball (nee Crocker).

Dan was born in Trezvant, Tennessee on January 4, 1940. His family moved to Cincinnati where he graduated from Greenhills High School in 1957. Between 1957 and 1969 Dan graduated from The Ohio State University, College of Dentistry, joined the United States Army, Dental Detachment Unit in Fort Gordon, Georgia, earned a Master's Degree in Pathology and Certificate of Post-Graduate Education in Oral Pathway. Dan was an oral surgeon with several practices in the Cincinnati area. He was also full professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Oral Surgery.

Dan enjoyed sailing, boating, golfing, bicycling, traveling, entertaining, and spending time with family and friends. He had a great appreciation for philosophy and nature. He had an infectious laugh, loved listening to music and enjoyed people. He was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, and grandfather. Visitation will be August 21st, 9:30am - 10:30am with a memorial service immediately following at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cedars of Lebanon Chapel, 4521 Spring Grove, Cincinnati, Ohio. Monetary donations may be sent to St. Timothy Episcopal Church

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