Dr. Donald H. Crockett, Jr.
July 25, 1943 – June 17, 2021
Donald Hubert Crockett, Jr., DDS, was born in Deland, Florida, 1943. He died at his home in Mineral, Virginia, in the care of Hospice. Don was the town dentist and spent many lunch hours enjoying the crows outside his office door and joking with patients as the trains passed by. Crockett was happiest in the company of good friends, animals and plants. Always curious, if you took a walk with Don, you expected to hear a story about an adventure, catch a snake, have several hawks pointed out in the sky, get into a political argument, and end it with a motorcycle ride. He was a man of many interests and one of a kind. His antique motorcycle collection was admired by enthusiasts and brought him joy as he spent many hours lovingly restoring them. He is survived by his sister, Toni Crockett; and nephew Keirsun Crockett, MD, of Atlanta; special friend and care giver, Pam Adkison of Mineral.
Arrangements are private.
Wow, what a shock to hear of the passing of one of Mineral’s legends! Crockett was not only my dentist for years but a good friend and I always looked forward to seeing him and hearing one of his many stories and to hear that laugh of his. He called my Mother one of the “church ladies” and was always so kind and considerate when she came in for her dental needs. He might have been born in Florida but a lot of us “Mineral natives” considered him one of ours and we will miss him dearly. Rest in peace my friend.
Shocking news to hear about the passing of Dr. Crockett. He was my dentist many moons ago and was the nicest person with a larger-than-life personality. I do remember seeing pictures of his motorcycles in his office. Rest well in heaven Dr. Crockett and you will not be forgotten.
So sorry to hear of his passing. Crockett and my husband Whistle were good friends and buddy’s. Whistle went to heaven March 21st 2021..We had Crockett over for Thanksgiving one year. Had good time in fla together. Whistle and Crockett shared motorcycle interest. Whistle loved Crockett as a great friend(brother). Now there in heaven together..prayers for Toni an family.
Don was a good friend, coleague, and next door office neighbor for many years. You could always count on him for a smile and a good story. He also had a kind and sensitive side that he would often try to hide because he thought it didn’t fit with his macho car and bike riding image. He helped me personally during some of the rough spots in my life. I will miss Crockett–God Speed
I met Don in Charlottesville through a mutual friend many years back. He ended up knowing all my family in Louisa and we were both motorcycle gear heads. One invite to his house and motorcycle talk we became instant friends. Godspeed Doc, I enjoyed our talks.
One great dentist. What a great guy with which to converse. He took good care of me and my family. I’ve missed him since he quit practice. We’ll be together soon. Thanks Doc for all you did for us.