Perry Eugene Crosson Sr.

Published 11:37 am Thursday, April 2, 2015

Perry Eugene Crosson, Sr.
March 26, 2015
Perry Eugene “Gene” Crosson Sr., 80, of St. Petersburg, Florida, formerly of Albany, Georgia, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015.
A tribute service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 4, 2015 at
Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home with interment at Union Cemetery in Mitchell County, Ga.
Mr. Crosson is survived by his wife Dorothy; four children, Karyn (John)
Burke, Kathy (Gary) Burke, Gene, Jr. (Kelly) Crosson and Barbara (Jay)
Mabee; grandsons, Kyle Burke, Aaron Mabee, Brandon (Missy) Mabee, Garin Crosson, Ryan Crosson and numerous relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, Perry Dalton Crosson and Myrtle Dean Crosson Anderson; brothers, William, Fred, James and grandson Shane Burke.
Mr. Crosson was born in Camilla, Georgia on June 10, 1934. He joined the United States Coast Guard in 1952 following his graduation from Albany High School. He married his high school sweetheart Dorothy Reeves in 1955.
During his Coast Guard career Gene served across the continental USA, the Philippines, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico, as well as tours on the USCGC
Campbell and USCGC Sagebrush.  He retired as Chief Warrant Officer, W4 in1978 in St. Petersburg. He was a graduate of Tampa College and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.  He was a Member of the Suncoast Chapter of the USCG Chief Warrant Officers Association, American Legion, USCG Campbell Association, the Military Officers Association of America, AMVETS and Woodman of the World. While in the Coast Guard he medaled as an expert marksman and served as captain of his competition pistol team.
Gene was a Christian and an ordained deacon. He was actively involved in the church in each place he lived. He enjoyed family gatherings and
outdoor recreational activities including fishing, hunting and boating.
In his retirement years he took pleasure in gardening, and was especially passionate about his rose garden. He will be lovingly remembered and missed by all who knew him.
Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m., one hour prior to the chapel service
on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home, Camilla.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Vasculitis
Foundation, P. O. Box 28660, Kansas, MO 64188-8660.
Visit the family’s personalized online Guestbook at
Arrangements by Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home in Camilla, Ga.

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