John Crnic, Jr., 55, of Conway, passed away at his home, Sunday, June 26, 2011 after a five year battle with a brain tumor. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri to John Crnic, Sr. and Joan Theroff Crnic. John was a graduate of Platte City High School, received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla and his MBA from Murray State University. He worked for Kimberly-Clark, Memphis and Conway Mills for 20 years and was most recently employed by Polymer Group Incorporated in Little Rock. John was a member of First United Methodist Church in Conway.
He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Melanie Cole Crnic; their daughter, Amanda; his previously mentioned parents, of Platte City, MO; siblings Janice Crnic Miller (Mike) of Camden Point, MO, Guy Crnic of Houston, TX, Paul Crnic (Jacquelyn) of St. Louis, MO and Patty Crnic Homeyer (Rob) of New Haven, MO; nephews and nieces, Knut Brower, Scott Miller (Becca), Sara Miller, Adam Homeyer; and mother-in-law, Kathleen Cole of Olive Branch, MS.
John was a private pilot and enjoyed flying as well as all types of hunting, but the greatest delight of his life was his daughter, Amanda. He was known as a man of few words, but loved for his quick wit and dry sense of humor.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 29, at First United Methodist Church in Conway, with Rev. Charles Murry and Rev. Lynn Kilbourne officiating. The family requests that memorial donations be made to First United Methodist Church Youth Ministries, 1610 Prince Street, Conway, AR 72034.
Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-McNutt Funeral Home (501) 327-7727. Online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com