Alden Carroll Croy, 77, of Pembroke, departed this life Monday morning, October 10, 2011 at Skyline Manor in Floyd after a long illness. Born in Pearisburg on May 30, 1934, he was a son of the late Lee Hudson and Margie Lafon Croy Pyles. Carroll was a veteran of the U S Army Korean Conflict, was employed for many years at A P Green Lime Co. at Goldbond, was self-employed as home improvement handy-man, and attended Riverview Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-father Sam Pyles, his son Steven Croy, and his first wife Alice Hilton Croy.
He leaves to cherish his memory his children and their spouses Judith and Joey Turman of Craig Co., Wayne and Linda Croy of Pearisburg, Ted Croy of Pembroke, Keith Croy of Pearisburg, Jeff and Dana Croy of Pembroke, Rodney and Katheryn Croy of Staffordsville; his brothers Howard Junior Pyles and Nancy of Pearisburg, Danny Pyles of Pearisburg; his sisters Lou and Dr. Tom Long of Lindside, WV, Beulah Chang of Westminister, MD, Betty Thomas of Pembroke, Jo Ann Lindsey of Dublin, Mary Jane and Don Guynn of Narrows, Phyllis Jennings of Dublin, and Katherine Croy; his sister-in-law Geraldine Croy of Christiansburg; his eleven grandchildren; and his one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11:00 am in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke, with Pastor Shahn Wilburn officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 pm. Graveside military rites will be performed by the VFW and American Legion Posts of Giles and Monroe Counties. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.