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Alston Bernard Cropley

Sep 25, 1940 - Jun 1, 2017

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Lambert Lake - Alston B. Cropley passed away at his home, in Lambert Lake, on June 1st, 2017 with his family by his side. He was born September 25, 1940 in Danforth, to Grover "Frenchie" and Arlena (Young) Cropley. He attended Danforth schools until 10th grade when he went straight to work picking potatoes. He married Maxine (Beach) in 1963. He then started running heavy equipment and building woods roads. He enjoyed telling stories of all the roads he helped build. He worked for Georgia Pacific for over 30 years. Even after retiring from GP, he continued to work building roads. He never shied away from hard work and he always had a never ending to-do list. In his spare time, he loved to talk. It was a known fact that once he was on the phone it was difficult to get him to hang up. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and was proud of his wood working skills. He built many things over the years and there wasn't much he couldn't build. He was predeceased by his daughter, Cindy Marie, when she was four. Surviving is: his wife of 54 years, Maxine, sons Terry and wife Becky of Lambert Lake, and Ricky and wife Melissa of Arizona. His grandchildren were his pride and joy, Lyndsay and husband Nathan, Lee, Ricky, Lacee', Kayla and one very special great grandson, Bryson. He was very proud of his family and their accomplishments, big or small. He was always bragging about each one. He was predeceased by his parents, brothers Omer, Denny, Roy, Mickey and Genie. Surviving is his brother "Bing" Leslie and sister Loretta. We invite family and friends to a graveside service held at the Vanceboro Cemetery, on June 10th at 1:00 pm, with a luncheon to follow at the Vanceboro Community Building.
Published on  June 7, 2017
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