Dr. Harold (Hal) Crocker
August 20, 1937 ‒ April 14, 2021
Dr. Harold (Hal) Crocker, 83, of Galena, passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at his residence with his loving family by his side.
He was born on August 20, 1937 in Elyria, Ohio to the late Orra R. and Lorena (Zacharias) Crocker. He was a 1961 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and following his graduation, he taught and participated in heart research at the University and went on to form the Consolidated Biomedical Laboratory, now known as Lab Corp. He then opened a small animal practice (Northland Veterinary Clinic) in Columbus, which he continued until retirement. Hal was an avid fisherman, and enjoyed hunting and boating with his children and grandchildren. Hal loved sharing the outdoors time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Surviving is his wife, Joyce Crocker, whom he married on August 17, 1957; daughter, Kimberly (Daniel) Bradford of Sunbury; five grandchildren, Heather (Matt) Ross, Brian (Jodi) Bradford, Curt (Vanessa) Bradford, Rachel (Jared) Jacobus and Hannah Drumm; and seventeen great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents that had preceded him in death was his son, Jeff D. Crocker and five brothers, Art, Don, Ken, Nelson and Glenn.
A celebration of life is in the planning at a later date.
The family would like to thank Geneva Fleming and Capital City Hospice for the special care given to Dr. Hal Crocker during this difficult time.
Memorial contributions may be given to the National Parkinson Foundation Ohio, 2800 Corporate Exchange Drive, #360, Columbus, Ohio 43231.
The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, is honored to serve the family of Dr. Hal Crocker.
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