Obituary: Gerald "Jerry" L. Crawford

Mr. Crawford, 95, of Winter Garden, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021.

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Gerald “Jerry” L. Crawford of Winter Garden, Florida, passed Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. He was 95 years old.

Mr. Crawford was born and raised in Winter Garden, Florida, where he attended Lakeview High School. In 1943 he enlisted in the United Stated Coast Guard and served for three years as a Gunner’s Mate Second Class.

Upon returning home from service, Jerry attended Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Major in Accounting, in 1949.

Jerry’s employment started in 1950 when he was hired by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and worked for three years as a special agent. After marrying Barbara Ann Brown and starting a family, they moved to Orlando, Florida, where he was employed by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office for 16 years. He went to work for Boeing Co. in 1965 as a financial analyst and budget preparation. He retired from Martin Marietta in 1992.

Mr. Crawford was a widower and is survived by three children, Alan Scott Crawford, Gerald L. Crawford Jr. and Dawn Crawford. He has three grandchildren, Jonathan and Emily Crawford, Jolene and Mike Beebe, and Rachel and Johnnie Stellebotte; and seven great-grandchildren, Bryce, Brystol, Bentley, Aidan, Jacob, Emma Lynn and Tylen.

Jerry loved watching the Florida Gators football team, playing three-card poker, spending time with his family and eating ice cream! He was also a member of the Baptist Church of Winter Garden, Florida.


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