Edward Wayne Croft

Edward Wayne Croft

Birth
Berlin, Colquitt County, Georgia, USA
Death 26 Jan 2015 (aged 81)
Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida, USA
Burial Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 141838986 · View Source
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Gainesville - Mr. Edward Wayne Croft, 81, longtime resident of Gainesville, Florida, died Monday, January 26, 2015, at his home, following a long illness.
Mr. Croft was born July 26, 1933 in Berlin, Georgia to the late Ed and Pearl Pilcher Croft. He graduated from Moultrie High School, and soon after joined the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served as an infantryman in the Korean War. Wayne moved to Gainesville in 1976 and began a long career as a salesman for Hughes Supply, where he worked until his retirement in 1995. Following his retirement he spent his time traveling, camping and fishing, as well as volunteering at both Alachua General Hospital and at the V.A. Hospital. He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Allen Poteet, a sister, Lucille Massa and a brother, John T. Croft.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Helen Joan Croft; two daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Gary Weseman, of Gainesville and Diana and Keith Holder, of Hawthorne; two sons, Edward Croft and Allen Croft, both of Lake Panasoffkee; Eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren, Andrew Weseman and Riley Prince, also survive.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 11:00 A.M., in the Wesley United Methodist Church, 826 NW 23rd Avenue, Gainesville, with Pastor Harry Holloman officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Memorial Park East.
Published in Gainesville Sun, The (FL) - Tuesday, January 27, 2015


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  • Created by: Sincerely Yours
  • Added: 27 Jan 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 141838986
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Wayne Croft (26 Jul 1933–26 Jan 2015), Find a Grave Memorial no. 141838986, citing Forest Meadows Memorial Park East, Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Sincerely Yours (contributor 46631715) .