James D. Crozier
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1946 - 2019
James D. Crozier, 72, of Maryville, Missouri passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph.
Jim was born on July 15, 1946 in Kansas City, Missouri to William D. and Euneta W. (Sloan) Crozier. He attended Horace Mann, Maryville High School, and graduated from Northwest Missouri State University.
He spent the first part of his career examining banks for the U.S. Treasury. Later, he taught business writing and public speaking around the world. A passionate Bearcat fan, he hosted tailgate parties before each Northwest home football game. Known for his prolific puns, humorous t-shirts and his “Cronak the Magnificent” routines, Jim loved to get a laugh or an eye-roll in response.
He is survived by his wife Brenda; three children, Lauree (Danny) Valverde, Golden, Colorado; Michael Crozier (Phoebe Owens), Portland, Oregon and Natalie Haynes of Colorado; brother, Ken (Cindy) Crozier, Morrisville, North Carolina and four grandchildren, Cassie, Ruby, Hank and Lily.
Mr. Crozier has been cremated under the care of Price Funeral Home, Maryville, Missouri. He requested no formal service, but asked that a tailgate-type party be held in his honor in July.
Online condolences can be made to the family at www.pricefuneralhomemaryville.com