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Berlin “Mac” McCroskey passed away at his home on September 16, 2020 at the age of 94. He was born on July 3, 1926 at home in Reader, AR to Arthur McCroskey (a railroad man) and Frankie Adams McCroskey (best hard working mother that ever lived; she cared for, loved and raised 6 children).

Mac was a World War II Air Force Veteran; 882 Air Engineering Squadron. He was the owner of McCroskey Electric for 40 years. Upon his retirement, he began his new career of building and remodeling houses. He completed the last one at the age of 92. Among these were several Habitat for Humanity projects and churches in the Camden area.

Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his siblings, sister, Willie May Woolsey and brothers, Otis, Arthur, Morris and Vernon. Also, one step-daughter, Terrica Drummond Rogers and one step-granddaughter, Rachel McManus.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Doris Shambley McCroskey, who in his words, treated him like a 6 going on 7 year old!!; sons, Paul (friend Debra) McCroskey of Lynchburg, VA, John (Barbara) McCroskey of Arlington, TX and Mark McCroskey of Little Rock, AR. Also step-daughter, Shelia Drummond (Mark) McManus of Cabot, AR; step-son-in-law, Randy Rogers of Camden, AR; 3 step-grandchildren, Zach (Amy) Rogers of Magnolia, AR, Maegan (Aaron) Dorflinger of Maumelle, AR and Wesley McManus of Cabot, AR; a grand-daughter, Melissa Christian (Alan) of Bluffton, SC; 5 great-grandchildren; and a very special nephew, Otis McCroskey of El Dorado, AR, who has been very helpful; and a lot of other good family members and friends.

Mac was a member of Camden First Baptist Church. He was saved at an early age at the Reader Baptist Church and baptized in the Dayley Pond (a bar pit!) by Rev. Ashcraft.

Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, September 18, 2020 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Camden, AR with Rev. Gentry Hill officiating and interment to follow under the direction of Young’s Funeral


Family request that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to First Baptist Church, 348 West Washington Street, Camden, AR or to the Gideons.

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