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Charlie Floyd (Bud, Chief Red Feather) Cromer, age 86, went to be with his heavenly father on September 26th, 2018. He is preceded in death by daughters, Susan Ann Cromer and Wanda Faye Cromer; sister, Nora Branch; parents, Charlie and Addie Cromer; brothers, James Cromer and Roy Cromer; and sister Ellen Bowman.
Bud is survived by his wife of 67 years, Kathryn (Kat) Cromer; children, Floyd “Toehead” and Linda Cromer, Bruce “Scooter Bill” and Nancy Cromer, Sally and Steve Robinson, Punkin and Jimmy Dickens, Donna and Bobby Matthews, and Debbie and Billy Scoggins; siblings, Henry and Barbara Cromer, Polly and Grady Marion, and Jean and Leon Pack. Poppa, as he was known to many, had a large extended family including 18 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren.
Bud was born in Stokes County, North Carolina, and moved to Greensboro in his early 20s. He was a member of Jubilee Holiness Church. Bud had several occupations including farmer, auto mechanic, saw mill worker, and insulation worker. He retired from Commercial and Industrial Insulation just a few short years ago.
Bud’s passion was helping young people in need. He regularly donated to various children’s charities, and took on several “surrogate” children throughout the years.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, with a special thank you to his nurse, Kelly Kirkpatrick.
The family will receive visitors on Saturday, September, 29th, from 6-8pm at George Brothers Funeral Services, 803 Greenhaven Drive, Greensboro, NC 27406; and other times at their home, 2137 Colony Road, Gibsonville, NC 27249. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, September 30th at 2pm at George Brothers Funeral Services. Entombment will follow at Lakeview Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.