Vernon Dale Crawford, age 84, of Sumterville, FL, passed away Friday, March 2, 2018, in Leesburg, FL. He was born October 12, 1933 to Jennings and Margie Crawford in Lake Panasoffkee, FL. Mr. Crawford was a member of First Baptist of Lake Panasoffkee. He proudly served in the United States Army and was a member of the American Legion Post #18 in Wildwood, FL. He was retired from CSX Railroad in Wildwood, FL and was a member of the Retirees Railroad Club in Wildwood. He enjoyed fishing in the Captiva Island area.
He is survived by his wife, Clarita Crawford, daughters: Nicole Crawford of Ocala, FL and Michelle Friedman of Charlotte, NC; and 3 grandchildren.
Visitation and Service A service will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. (with visitation from 10:00 to 11:00) at Purcell Chapel, with Pastor Bruce Crawford officiating. Interment will follow at Florida National Cemetery at 12:30 with military honors provided by U. S. Army Honor Guard.
Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell, Florida.