Thomas Frederick Crockett


Thomas Frederick Crockett, born June 10, 1956 in Columbus, Ohio, to the late Liston and Emma Mae Thompson Crockett. He entered into rest unexpectedly and peacefully March 16, 2024 at the Ohio State University Wexner Center, surrounded by loved ones. He was affectionately called “Tommy” by his family and friends.

Tommy was a lifetime resident of Columbus. As a child, he loved to draw and paint. He was a great artist and painted murals in the school hallways at Linmoor Middle School. He continued his love of painting at Linden McKinley High School, and as an adult, continued to draw portraits of family and friends.

Tommy was considered a “ladies man”. He was generally dressed to the “nines” and always wore a suit when he attended church or a special occasion. When he turned his life over to God, he studied the Bible and could quote numerous scriptures. He loved gospel music and had a large collection as a young man. He never had the pleasure of children of
his own, but loved his nieces and nephews. He loved going to the movies with his nephew, G.K. – even though he talked through most of the movie! Tommy was a kind person and would go out of his way to help someone in need.

Tommy is preceded in death by his parents, Liston Clay Crockett and Emma Mae Thompson Crockett; brothers, Leonard Eugene and Ronald O’Neal Crockett; brother-in-law, Garth Woodruff, Sr.; nephew, Tyrell Woodruff; paternal grandparents, Herbert and Nettie Crockett; maternal grandparents, Herbert and Charlie Nina Thompson.

Tommy leaves to cherish his memory, sisters: Deborah Maxine Jones, Crystal Woodruff, Kimberly Jackson, and Sandra (Theodore) Saunders; brothers, Ralph Steve (fiancée Tresha) and Timothy Clay Crockett; special friends, Sharlean “Hollywood” Lewis and Darryl “Sweet Pea” Martin; and Juliet Johnson; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and extended family in Richmond, Indiana and Nashville, Tennessee.

Tommy will be fondly remembered and missed by his family and friends.

Visitation 1:00pm and Funeral 2:00pm Saturday, March 30, 2024 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

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Condolence Messages

  1. So sorry for your loss he was such a good friend we give our condolences Lynn,Terry,Jeff,don

  2. Chicoya Harris

    I’m sorry for your loss Tommy was such a loving and wonderful friend we’re sending our condolences Chicoya, Ms. Phyllis

  3. Chicoya Harris

    We’re sorry for your loss tommy was a loving wonderful friend. He’ll be missed dearly but never forgotten he’ll always be on our minds and in our hearts Chicoya, Ms. Phyllis

  4. Prophetess Cristal pass R. F. B church of God

    My condolences goes out to family and friends of Tommy f. Crochet my prayers goes out to the family especially may the God of peace rest and rule in your hearts forevermore.

  5. Tommy you will certainly be Missed.
    You brought much Laughter & many Smiles to so many.
    Fly High my Friend, Fly High…

  6. Nina Elnora ( cousin )

    I remember the day you were born. Your mother, my Aunt Emma gave me the honor of naming you. I would sometimes baby sit you and the older children when needed.
    I’m sure there are many wonderful memories that your family, loved one’s and friends will share with each other. May our Creator, Savior and Provider, the God Almighty, bless and comfort them during this time.

  7. We are very saddened due to the sudden passing of our dear Cousin Tommy. In times like these, we can only go to God in prayer and cherish the memories and the life of Cousin Tommy. To our family, continue to hold on to God’s unchanging hands. We love you and will keep each other in prayer. Although we will miss him, just know that he is in God’s hands. Humbly submitted, The Crockett, Morehead and Bowen Families in Tennessee.

  8. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Tommy was a wonderful person who touched the lives of many. May you find strength and solace in the memories you shared together. He truly was a walking Bible filled with God’s love.

  9. I’m going to miss you cuz, say hi to butch for me. God bless and keep you close.

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