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Steven Gregory Crocker

Obituary for Steven Gregory Crocker

June 5, 1959 - February 18, 2020
Boerne, Texas | Age 60

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On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, Steven Gregory Crocker, loving husband, father, and grandfather (Papa), passed away in his home with his family in Boerne, Texas.

Steve was born on June 5, 1959 in Long Beach, California to Beatrice Josephine Bauer Crocker. After moving several times as a young boy, Steve, his mother, his adoptive father and two sisters, Diedra and Desire, settled in San Antonio, TX. The family began worshipping at West Avenue Church of Christ, and it was here that Steve not only met his future wife, Laura, but he was also baptized into Christ during his high school years by John Evans and his future brother-in-law, John Lasater. In 1974, at the age of 15, Steve joined the Marines, completed his boot camp and school in California, and became a radio operator stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC. On leave in 1977, Steve returned to San Antonio to marry the love of his life, Laura Lasater, on December 12, 1977. In 1980, Steve became a reservist after completing his term of service, and the couple moved to Corpus Christi, TX where Steve began working for Farmer Brothers Coffee. It was here that Steve and Laura welcomed their first born, Tammy Louise, in April of 1983. Steve then moved his family back to San Antonio in 1986 where he began working for contracting companies which included helping jack hammer the Shamu stadium at Sea World. In 1988, Steve and Laura welcomed the birth of their youngest, Austin Stephen, and Steve began a 10-year career at Northside Refrigeration. After a short time at First Source, Steve worked for 10 years as a boiler operator for the U.T. Health Science Center until his retirement in December of 2017.

In everything Steve did, he taught his children invaluable life lessons and exemplified admirable characteristics now mirrored in his children. When Tammy offered a sip of her Sonic drink to her father, he refused repeatedly until Tammy convinced him to try it thinking he would definitely like the drink. He then proceeded to finish the entire drink, smirked, and when asked what he thought, replied, "It was okay." Through humor, Steve taught her patience and a gentle disposition. He also set the example of a compassionate protector of family when he would pat-pat-pat Austin on the back each night as a young child until he fell asleep. But above all, Steve taught his children love by the way he loved God and his family.

Steve was a man of few words, but behind his reserved exterior was a man full of the knowledge he had acquired from his unwavering faith in God, dedication as a husband, father, and Papa, service to his country as a Marine, extensive experience in the workforce, and of course, his past time of "how to" videos on YouTube. Steve was known as "the man that could fix anything," and he used this talent to support and provide for his family as well as serve the Lord and his church family.

Steve is preceded in death by his mother, Beatrice Josephine Bauer Crocker. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Laura Crocker; his daughter Tammy Louise with husband Jimmy Buczek; his son Austin Stephen with wife Rebekah Crocker; his grandchildren J.J., Ellie, Joslyn, Delaney, and Kate; and his nephews and nieces Steven, Matthew, Michael, Tyler, Amanda, Colton, Ben, Krista, Julia, Lauralee, April, Trisha, Scott Andrew, Aaron, Erica, Johnna, Abbey, J.D., and Jase.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX

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