J.C. Crotts was born in Hardin County, on Feb. 28, 1945, the son of the late James K. and Grace Elizabeth Smith Crotts. On Nov. 16, 1964, he was united in marriage to Kathy Myrick, who survives.
Mr. Crotts was a mechanic for Hardin County Highway Department. Mr. Crotts was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church and later attended Pyburn Union Church. Mr. Crotts loved to farm, he worked many years for the Williams family. He also helped lay brick with Gene Allen Reed and he also did concrete work for the Stanfill family. Mr. Crotts loved his work no matter what kind of work it was. First of all he loved the Lord, his children, grandchildren and his great-grandchildren. Mr. Crotts loved animals and loved to work with cows and horses. He loved old tractors and he enjoyed doing yard work. Mr. Crotts also loved gospel singing.
He departed this life on Monday, March 19, in Savannah, at the age of 67 years and 20 days.
In addition to his wife, Kathy of Savannah, he is survived by two daughters, Bonnie Carter of Savannah and Connie Goodman of Savannah; three grandchildren, Cassie Baggett, Corey Carter and Morgan Goodman; four great-grandchildren, Nevaeh Baggett, Ashton Cude, Kristan Carter and Jaden Goodman; one sister, Carolyn Pipes of Savannah; two brothers, Joe Crotts and Ricky Crotts, both of Savannah.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one sister, Linda Melson; and two brothers, Bruce and Bradley Crotts.
Services were held on March 21, at 1 p.m., at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Harry Nolen officiating. Burial followed in the Pyburn Cemetery at Hardin County.