Barry Croasmun, 51, passed away November 15, 2012. Born in New Martinsville, WV, Barry moved to Jacksonville, FL in 1984.
Graduating from West Liberty State College, Barry moved to Jacksonville, Fl in 1984 and fulfilled his dream of becoming an Art Teacher and great Artist. Working at Mandarin Middle School, Barry excelled in his career and had an impact on many young lives. He was instrumental in guiding students to further pursue their talent at the prestigious Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Becoming Teacher of the Year in 2004 at Mandarin Middle School was a highlight in his career. He led his life with dignity, grace and style and will be greatly missed by all those who knew him. Farewell Barry...you will always be in our hearts and minds.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Joreen Billiter Croasmun and his niece Hannah Croasmun. Barry is survived by his father, H. Louis “Bud” Croasmun; brothers Brent (Debbie) and Brad (Marsha) Croasmun both of Paden City, WV, Brian Croasmun (Sherry) of New Martinsville, WV, and Bart Croasmun (Carrie) of Paris, TN; nephews Eric Croasmun, Adam Croasmun, Chase Croasmun, Jake Croasmun, and Michael Carney; nieces Davianne Croasmun, Kayla Leek, and Chris Koerber.
The Croasmun family will receive family and friends Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin. A memorial service will follow at 7:00 pm at the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin, 11801 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223. www.hgmandarin.com (904) 288-0025.