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James T Cruzan, Sr

July 13, 1953 — December 6, 2022

Goose Creek


James T Cruzan, Sr, 69, of Goose Creek, South Carolina, passed away at his home on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 after battling cancer for several years.  

Born on July 13, 1953 in Silver Springs, MD Jim was a son of the late Marie Loftain (O'Connor) and William Cruzan.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by a brother William and a sister Mary Ellen.

Jim served in the United States Army and was retired from CESCO.  Anyone who knew Jim, knew that he loved riding motorcycles.  He and his wife traveled extensively on many motorcycle trips.  He was loved by many and will be greatly missed.

James is survived by his wife, Sherry Hamilton Cruzan,  his children; son James Cruzan, Jr (Diane) of Georgetown, MD, Michael Cruzan of Shelby, NC, Kenneth Cruzan (Amanda) of Kings Mtn, NC and a stepson Matthew Burdette of Ann Arbor, MI; daughters, Jennifer Forlai (Dan) of Fairfax, VA, Michele St John of Georgetown, MD, two brothers Gene Cruzan (Annie) of Brevard, NC and Joseph Cruzan of NC as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, December 10th, 2022, from  6:00 PM -  8:00 PM at McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation Chapel, 869 St. James Avenue in Goose Creek, South Carolina. 

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation, 869 St James Ave, Goose Creek, SC 29445, (843-553-1511).

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of James T Cruzan, Sr, please visit our flower store.

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Saturday, December 10, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation Goose Creek

869 St James Ave, Goose Creek, SC 29445

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