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“My prayers are with Jimmies family,May he Rest In Peace .I came to Giles co in 1976 as a new special agent with the State Police. I remember fondly...Read More ยป
1 of 9 | Posted by: Andy Metro Sr - Venice, FL

“Mr. McCroskey was a good and very respected man. My prayers to the family. ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Patricia Price - Pearisburg, VA

“We are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Alton & Drema Thompson - Narrows, VA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Debbie Thomas - Narrows, VA

“My Deepest Sympathy to Jimmy Joe and Anna and families, Jeff . May God give you strength for the days ahead , comfort you and guide you as well . AMEN ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Gregory Smith - Pearisburg, VA

“Heaven will be sweeter now for sure. Praying for all during this most difficult time. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Tammie Baker - Pearisburg, VA

“So sorry to hear about this. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Ann Fisher - Rich Creek, VA

“We are so sorry for your loss but rejoice with you at his homecoming. Love you all so very much. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Nancy Souder - North Rome, PA

“Jimmy Joe and family so sorry for your loss he was a good man and will be remembered by many. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Clayton Moore - Peterstown, WV

Luther Burton "Jimmy" McCroskey, 81 of Narrows passed away Saturday, November 18th, 2017 at Springfield Center in Lindside, West Virginia.

He was born in Pearisburg, Virginia on April 12, 1936 and was the son of the late William M. and Mary Wood McCroskey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife JoAnn Clem McCroskey, a very special daughter-in-law Nancy Spadoni McCroskey, seven brothers, Morrell, Edward, Russell, Clinton, Kenneth, Eugene, and Douglas; two sisters, Ruby and Lorraine McCroskey.

He served Giles County and local communities as the Chief of Police in Rich Creek and retired as a Sergeant from the Giles County Sheriff's Office. He was a member of the Rich Creek Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and a member of the choir. He was also honored as a lifetime member of the Jaycee's, member of the Rich Creek Lion's Club, and Pearisburg Masonic Lodge #106. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing.

Left to cherish his memory are his two sons, Jimmy J. McCroskey and wife Anna of Rich Creek and Jeff McCroskey of Sarasota, Florida; three granddaughters, Jennifer and husband Stephen Gilmer of Narrows, Desiree and husband Greg Caldwell of Lewisburg, West Virginia, and Kaitlynn and husband Justin Farmer of Pearisburg; three great-grandchildren, Trey and Sadie Gilmer and Ellie Caldwell; three sisters, Dorothy Finger of Goose Creek, South Carolina, Martha and husband Bobby Smith of Rocky Mount, and Connie Wheeler of Narrows; and a brother, Donald and wife Vickie of Pembroke; a special sister-in-law Emily "Peaches" Clem of Narrows; several nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous special friends.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 at 12 noon at the First Baptist Church in Rich Creek with Pastor Jason Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows Monday from 6 to 8 PM, with a Masonic Memorial Service at 6:30 PM.

The family is being served by Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at

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177 Birchlawn Circle Pearisburg, VA 24134