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Updated: 05/08/2014 08:00:07AM

Laurence L. Croy

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Laurence L. Croy, 64, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in Port Charlotte, Fla.

He was born Dec. 24, 1949, in Miami, Fla., and lived his entire life in Southwest Florida.

Laurence moved to DeSoto County, Fla., as a young man, with his family. He was of the Baptist faith, and attended Central Missionary Baptist Church of Arcadia, Fla.

Laurence was a wonderful father, grandfather and brother, and will be greatly missed by all. Before his long illness, Laurence was a Correctional Officer at the DeSoto County Road Prison. He was an avid Gators fan, enjoyed going fishing, and never missed his grandson’s baseball games.

He is survived by his daughter, Tammie L. (Trey) Turner of Arcadia; two brothers, John (Marie) Croy of Arcadia, and Larry Croy of Sarasota, Fla.; sister, Dorothy Williams of Arcadia; two grandchildren, Hal Turner and Kameron Turner, both of Arcadia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the funeral services at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014, at the Chapel of Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Homes, 50 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. The Rev. Tim Daniels from Central Missionary Baptist Church in Arcadia will officiate. Interment will be private at Joshua Creek Cemetery in Arcadia. Online condolences can be made at

Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Homes, Arcadia.

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