ROCKY MOUNT -
Jack Crociata, age 79, woke up in Heaven Saturday, May 30,2020. Although the world is a little dimmer, Heaven is shining a lot brighter. Our Father was a loving man. He taught how to love with your whole heart and to always give to anyone in need. He retired from Carolina Freight where he drove a truck for many years. He loved being on the road but what he loved the most was his family. He never met a stranger and would give anyone the shirt off of his back. When you came to his house you were treated as family and never left hungry. Many nights when he would come home from work, he would go in the kitchen and cook for us and all of our friends.
He was so very proud of his three daughters and we were so very proud to be the daughters of Jack Crociata. He loved his son-in- laws as his own, but there was a very special place in his heart for his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Our dad had a larger than life personality and an even larger heart. To know him was to love him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gaetano and Angelina Leale Crociata; daughter Nicole Daniels; and brothers Joey and Frank Crociata. He is survived by his loving family that includes his children, Angela Fly (Chris), Marian Williams (Randy), all of Nashville, and Neil Cox (Emily) of Raleigh; brother Peter Crociata ( Jeanne-Marie) and sister Provie Cardinale; grandchildren Brooke Larrison ( Austin), Brianna Fly, Nicholas Crociata, Grayson and Mackenzie Cox; great-grandchildren Lettie Larrison and Nicholas Crociata II; his canine companion Cassidy and several nieces and nephews along with a host of family friends.
Our Father was a Proud Veteran having served in the United States Army. He was also a Shriner and a Mason.
A celebration of Jack's life will take place Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 2:00 PM at Cornerstone Community Church, 9149 East NC 97, Rocky Mount. The burial will follow at Rocky Mount Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Monday, June 1, 2020 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, also at Cornerstone Community Church, and other times at the home of Angela and Chris Fly.
While we are so very grateful for the outpouring of love and kindness from friends, family, and neighbors, we respectfully ask visitors to protect themselves and others by maintaining the social distancing guidelines as advised.
Our family is thankful and appreciative of your love, support and care during our loss.
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