Cromer passes away after battle with cancer
Stephen Lee Cromer passed away on Aug. 9 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Grave side services were held on 10 a.m. Aug. 13 at Salado Cemetery.
Cromer was born July 28, 1948 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Before the age of two, he traveled to Kodiak, Alaska where his career Navy father was stationed. When the Korean conflict began, his father was ordered to sea and Steve and his mother returned to her family home in Houston. When his father retired from the Navy, Steve moved with his parents to Huntsville, Texas where he attended high school and Sam Houston State University. In 1971, he returned to Houston and became associated with a large international medical equipment company. For the next 20 years, he worked in the medical equipment and supply field.
He was predeceased by his father, Emmette L. Cromer, his grandparents Ruth Berry Brown and Stephen Arthur Brown, and his uncle Charles Stephen Brown.
Cromer is survived by his mother, Jean Brown Cromer Higginson and his fiancee, Lisa Evans. He is also survived by his brother George David Higginson and wife, Cori, and nephew Joseph Mercer Higginson of Waco; his aunt Ann Parsons and husband Kit of Waco; cousins, Mary Lou Rohan and husband Kenneth and their children Elizabeth, Melinda and John; Terri Allison and her husband Randall and their children Kristen, Tegan and Charles Brian; Grant Dudley and wife Teresa and their children Sarah, Megan and Matthew. Also, his extended family, Lisa’s son Paul and his wife Tammy and their daughter Hannah Elizabeth. He is also survived by his three best friends, Dennis Krisch, Steve Warner and Tami Spain.
Memorials to Houston Hospice, 8811 Gaylord, Suite 100, Houston, Texas 77024 or the charity of your choice.