Charles T. Cron Jr. (Sign Guestbook)

Charles Thomas Cron Jr.  was born to eternity December 5, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. Charles was born in Rockford, Illinois on November 12, 1962 to Charles Thomas Cron Sr. and Barbara Mae Christiansen (Bunting) Charles grew up in Rockford Illinois, attended Rockford West High School and enlisted in the United States Navy. After his military service, Charles returned to Rockford for a short period of time then relocated to Tennessee. Charles worked in the food processing industry, most recently at Sara Lee Food Manufacturing Company.  Charles shared his passion for NASCAR with his stepfather James. He was an avid college football and Tennessee Titans fan. He enjoyed reading a good book, cooking and debating anything under the sun. He had an adventurous nature, he would try anything once.  Charles always had a wonderful sense of humor, not even his illness could diminish it.

Survivors include his mother Barbara Christiansen; stepfather James Christiansen; daughter Melinda Zimmerman; son Kevin Ellis Cron; grandsons Elijah and Ezekiel; sisters Candice (Kenneth) Bryant III, Jane (Steven) Bird, Tamara (Patrick) Sullivan; stepsiblings Timothy Christiansen, Paula (Jason) Rogers, Tonya (Bob) Eastlick, Brody (Karen) Christiansen; numerous nieces, nephews,  aunts, uncles and cousins his long time companion Lisa Perry and her children and grandchildren; as well as lifelong friend Karen Newbery.Charles was preceded in death by his father Charles T. Cron Sr.; paternal, maternal and step-grandparent; niece Rebekah Jo Cron; and stepbrother Gary L. Christiansen.

Charles family would like to thank the Covenant Care Hospice Staff for all the love and care they gave not only to Charles but to our family as well. Memorial Service to be held at the Family Bible Fellowship located at 3015 Ridge Ave, Rockford, IL on December 16th at 11:00 am with Pastor Jeff Peterson officiating. Visitation one hour prior to the service.  Private Interment at Willwood Burial Park. In lieu of flowers memorials to the family are appreciated. The Family was assisted by Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Knoxville TN. and Willwood Burial Park Rockford, IL. Cremation rights were accorded. You are invited to view and sign the online guestbook below.


5 guestbook entries for “Charles T. Cron Jr.”:

  1. Polly says:

    I will miss you Chuck, some of my fondest memories involved you. My condolences to your family.

  2. Alisa alfaro says:

    Prayers for the Crons and Christiansen families who loved chuck so much.
    -alisa on alida

  3. Jean Skou says:

    This is Jean Skou, one of Charles’ nurses. What a blessing to meet him and help him in life’s journey. I know that he touched my heart in the short time I knew him. I can only imagine how much he will be missed. Prayers for you all.

  4. Zach Kirsch says:

    Charles from all of the family gatherings at Tammy’s to you making everyone smile. It was a pleasure getting to know you and always having laughs with you. You will be missed by many and all those you touched. Fly high and suffer no longer. Rest easy and guide everyone in the right direction and be an angel.

  5. Tamara Sullivan says:

    May your love show in those you know , may your strength inspire us and may your faith in God be your testimony. I will forever miss you but my love will continue to grow with each passing day. You will forever be my Hero.

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