Harold Franklin "Gabby" Croft

Sep 19, 1937 - Sep 04, 2020

Harold Franklin "Gabby" Croft

September 19, 1937 - September 04, 2020

Obituary

Harold Franklin "Gabby" Croft, age 82, of Morgantown passed away Friday afternoon, September 4, 2020 at his residence.

Gabby was born September 19, 1937 in Nellis, WV, and was a son of the late Keith Clifford and Ivy (Hager) Croft.

He is survived by his wife, Christine Louise (Hall) Croft; a son, Jeff Croft and his wife Gretchen of Morgantown; his grandchildren, Garrett Croft, Lindsey Barilla and her husband Andrew, Reid Croft and his wife Jessica, and Leighton Croft; his great-grandchildren, Brooke, Colton, Annabelle and Zane; and his siblings, Kenny Croft, Dean Croft, Charles Croft, Judy Field and Marcell Menear.

In addition to his parents, Gabby was preceded in death by a son, Van Franklin Croft, and his siblings, Roger Croft, William Croft, and Dolores Purdue.

Gabby was an avid sports fan and enjoyed golfing. He was proud to have received an "undocumented hole-in-one." He was a hard-working man who spent 32 years as a coal miner. While in construction, he assisted in the construction of the WVU Coliseum, and several road projects in the area.

His greatest love was his family. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him.

Friends may join Gabby's family to honor his life and legacy at Smith Funeral & Cremation Care, 108 Holland Ave., Westover / Morgantown, on Wednesday, September 9th from 4:00 - 7:00 PM and again on Thursday, September 10th from 12 Noon until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 PM officiated by Reverend Neil Leftwich. Following the funeral service, Gabby will be laid to rest at the Gladesville Cemetery.

Personal condolences and other symbolic gestures for the Croft family may be left at www.smithfcc.com.

Services

Visitation
Wed, Sep 9, 2020 at 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Smith Funeral and Cremation Care

108 Holland Ave.
Morgantown, WV 26501

Guests in attendance will be required to wear face masks or coverings, and will be asked to please limit your visit with the family to 15 minutes or less.

Visitation
Thu, Sep 10, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Smith Funeral and Cremation Care

108 Holland Ave.
Morgantown, WV 26501

Guests in attendance will be required to wear face masks or coverings, and will be asked to please limit your visit with the family to 15 minutes or less.

Service
Thu, Sep 10, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Smith Funeral and Cremation Care

108 Holland Ave.
Morgantown, WV 26501

Guests in attendance will be required to wear face masks or coverings, and will be asked to please limit your visit with the family to 15 minutes or less.

Interment
Thu, Sep 10, 2020 at 2:00 pm
Gladesville Cemetery

Gladesville Rd.
Gladesville, WV 26374

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