James Lee Cronkhite, age 84, died at Ridgecrest Community Hospital in Ridgecrest, California, on June 10, 2018. The cause was Heart Failure.
Born July 29, 1933, in Indiana. He always loved a journey and his desires and Military career took him to 100 countries before settling in Ridgecrest, California.
After his Military career as a decorated Veteran, he went on to retire from Northrop Grumman and most recently, retired as a renowned friendly Wal-Mart greeter.
Survivors include his wife Felicidad (Tita) Cronkhite of Ridgecrest, CA. His daughter Mary Cronkhite-Johns, her spouse Becky Cronkhite-Johns of Seattle, WA. Loving extended family Doni Allman, Kyle Cox, his spouse Gigi Cox of Ridgecrest, CA. And his beautiful grandchildren Nicholas (Cole) Kyle Cox, Phoebe Kylann Cox, Devin Ronning, Ari Pedrotti and Kenny Schmahl.
Viewing Services will be held from 11am to 2pm, Friday, June 15, at Holland & Lyons Mortuary – 216 S. Norma St., Ridgecrest, CA
Memorial Service & Celebration of Life Reception will be held from 2pm – 5pm, Saturday, June 16 at Ridgecrest Elks Lodge #1913 - 201 E. Church Street, Ridgecrest, CA.
All are welcome at the Memorial service starting at 2pm and the “Potluck Style” reception immediately following the ceremony from 3pm to 5pm.
Please bring a dish to share for the reception meal. Contact Doni Allman at 702-521-4403 for suggestions of “Potluck” items to share.