Michael “Mike” Ralph Croy, 71, of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, passed away September 22, 2016 at his residence. He was born August 18, 1945 in Kansas City, Kansas to the late Ralph Wilson Croy and Aleene Tidwell Croy.

On August 22, 1964 at Fagus, Missouri he married Gloria Baker. She survives

Also surviving are his children, Michael William Croy and wife, Cheryl Denise of Poplar Bluff and Karen Ann Riley and husband, Tommy Hernando, Mississippi; brothers, Alva Croy of Oxly, Missouri and Fred Croy of Coffeyville, Mississippi; one sister, Zelma Deffindaul of Honersville, Mo.; four grandchildren, Michael William Croy Jr., Phillip James Croy, Sarah Marie Elder and Brian Elder, as well as two great- granddaughters, Elizabeth Grace Croy and Holly Marie Elder.

He was preceded in death by his parents, as well as one brother, Bud Croy and three sisters, Louise Sterling, Brenda Wells and Lorretta Croy.

Visitation will be Sunday, September 25, 2016 starting at 6 p.m. in the Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel, Neelyville, Mo. Funeral services will be held Monday, September 26, 2016 at 2 p.m. in the chapel. Burial will be in the Stringtown Cemetery at Poplar Buff with Pastor Gregory Kirk officiating.