William Lawrence Crolley, age 77, died of natural causes on March 25, 2015, in Marietta, Georgia.
Bill was born on March 6, 1938, in Camden, South Carolina, to parents Sumter Leander Crolley and Vivian Stokes. As a James F. Byrnes scholar, he graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in chemical engineering. Bill started his career with Union Carbide in New York City, and relocated to Atlanta in 1969 starting several successful companies over the course of his professional life culminating with TransArt/TransDesigns. He ended his career as a successful real estate developer.
Bill is survived by five children; daughters, Alison Crolley-Hidding, Nancy Crolley, and Morgan Crolley; sons, Clifton Crolley, and William Crolley, Jr., and seven grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters; Carole Crolley of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Addie Crolley McAlister of Columbia, South Carolina; three brothers, Ronnie Crolley of Columbia, South Carolina, Ted Crolley of Anderson, South Carolina, and Mike Crolley of Acworth, Georgia. He is preceded in death by four brothers; Sumter Leander Crolley, Charles LeGrand Crolley, Robert Crolley, and Vivian "Stokes" Crolley.
He will be remembered for his entrepreneurial spirit, dynamic personality, strong handshake and laugh, competitive nature and the ability to motivate others.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer's Association at www. alz.org.
An informal visitation will occur on Sunday, March 29, 2015, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Southern Cremation and Funerals at Cheatham Hill, 1861 Dallas Highway, Marietta, Georgia, 30064. A private burial will occur later in April with the immediate family in Camden, South Carolina.