Thomas (Tommy) Crochet, a board member of the National Association of Produce Market Managers, died on June 2, due to complications from a fall the previous weekend.
“Tommy was an enthusiastic member of the board who truly had passion for the organization,” the NAPMM press release stated. “He was committed to making his market the best it could be and committed to moving the industry forward. He loved his family deeply and often spoke about them.”
The climax of Mr. Crochet’s produce career came when he took over the management of Houston Produce Center, a multi-purpose corporation providing warehousing, refrigeration, and other support services for the produce industry. Prior to that, he worked in the restaurant business, highlighted by the management of his own branch of Carrabbas.
He is survived by his wife, Sheri Crochet; sons, Maxwell (Max) Crochet and Cody Clark; daughter Alison and son-in-law, Dakota Thoes; grandson, Jack; parents, Linda and Fred Maxwell; and siblings, Crystal and Clay Steele and Shawn Gallant.