Gregory Wayne Croft I



Gregory Wayne Croft I, age 53.  Sunrise March 19, 1961 in Youngstown, OH and Sunset November 13, 2014 in Columbus, OH.  Gregory was a graduate of Youngstown East High School, a veteran Military Police in the U.S. Army and owner of Platinum Status Entertainment, Croft Entertainment Complex (CEC), Builder Plus and Serusha –Steiner Associates.  Gregory was a member of Holy Trinity Baptist Church in Youngstown and attended Triedstone Baptist Church in Columbus.  He was preceded in death by his father Weymouth Croft.  Left to cherish his memory, wife of 33 years Marcella Croft, mother Janette (Edward) Clinkscale, children Gregory Croft II, LaToya Croft and Marcus Croft, brother Gary (Adrian) Croft, sister Kimberly (Herbert) Thornton, grandchildren Malachi Croft Jackson, JayShawn Croft and Myjoi Desroches-Croft and a host of other family and friends.  Visitation 6:00pm and Home Going Service 7:00pm Wednesday November 19, 2014 at Triedstone Baptist Church 858 E. 3rd Ave., Columbus, OH.  Interment 12:00 noon Thursday at Tod Cemetery in Youngstown, OH.

Condolence Messages

  1. Rev. William Richardson

    I am praying for the family. God is still in control.

  2. To the whole Croft family:
    It hurt my heart to hear about Greg’s passing. Just remember the joy of the Lord is your strength AND remember all of the laughter filled hours you shared with Greg. I know there was a lot of laughter around him. We will remember you in our prayers.
    Pastor Raymond and Joyce D. Mason

  3. I am so sorry to hear that Greg has left us. As children growing up with one another, you hope for a life filled with promise. Greg fulfilled that promise and was blessed. I pray that knowing this will bring you all comfort and peace.
    Praying for your strength,


  4. Scott, Glen and Wendell Brown and Rodney “Red” Logan

    To the entire Croft family:

    I would like to share a quote from Eileen Elias Freeman, “The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God.”

    Scott, Glen and Wendell Brown and Rodney “Red” Logan

  5. Tonya and Scott Brown

    To the entire Croft family:

    I would like to share a quote from Richard Fife, “No person is ever truly alone. Those who live no more, whom we loved, echo still within our thoughts, our words, our hearts.”

    Tonya and Scott Brown

  6. Rest in Peace Greg, Prayers to the family

  7. Mr. Mrs. Cecil Carnathan

    The Croft FAMILY
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family in your time of sorrow.
    Cecil ;Renee; Alexandra Carnathan

  8. My condolences to the Croft Family it seems just like yesterday that we were playing together as kids and teenagers but now your gone, but our Father in Heaven has you now and for the people that don’t know you had a heart of gold growing up great upbringing I will miss you my Friend much Love always Greg.

  9. Kim & April Dillard

    To the family of Greg, you have our deepest sympathy in your loss. No words can express the pain of losing a loved one in death. God will soon remove all tears of sorrow and pain and death will be no more (Revelation 21:4).

  10. Kim & April Dillard

    To the family of Greg, you have our condolences in your loss. No words can express the pain of losing a loved one in death. God will wipe away all tears of sorrow and death will be no more (Revelation 21:4).

  11. Elder Janet Kimble Smith

    Marcella, praying for you and your family

  12. Gary & Alesia Greer

    To Croft family, we offer our sincerest condolences. Greg was a true friend growing up n we shared many laughs together. My memory of him will always be his smiling face. We pray that God will ease your pain, and give you peace. R.I.H. My Friend

  13. Michael aJackson-Class of '82

    Dear Gary,
    This is Micha from East High. We graduated together Class of ’82 and we sat together in Mr. DiPiero’s Biology class. You would give me the wrong answer on purpose and the class would crack up. I saw you in Youngstown last Friday at the Home Savings & Loans Bank on the East side when I got off work around 4:30 p.m. but I wasn’t sure if it was you. Then I saw your brother’s obituary and I knew it was you. I regret not going up to you in line. I am so sorry about the loss of your brother. He was a wonderful person from what I read. I will keep you and your family in prayer. Be encourage and God Bless. With Deepest Sympathy, Michaela Jackson (Please let me konw you received this via txt or call on my cell: 330-501-3464.

  14. Margaret R. Tate

    To The Croft Family-Greg and Marcella will always be the “High School” couple that made a beautiful family and stayed together. In Youngstown or Columbus, when you would see one, the other was always close by, one the phone or on the way. Marcella, you experienced a love most of us just dream about or pretend to have. My pray for you is to allow sweet memories of Greg to dry the tears and remember to thank God, you had a true love for over 30 years.

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