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Johnny Crosby

September 18, 1947 - August 27, 2013
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Johnny G. Crosby, age 65 of Brunswick, Georgia passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at his residence after a brief illness. Johnny was born September 18, 1947 in Baxley, Georgia, to J.W. (Jake) and Faye Crosby. He grew up in Brunswick and graduated from Glynn Academy in 1965 playing for the Red Terrors Football Team when they won the only State Championship in 1964, after graduation attended Brunswick Junior College. He began his career in the United States Army in October of 1966 at Fort Benning, Georgia; served in the Vietnam War from 1967-68 and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two (2) Bronze...
Johnny G. Crosby, age 65 of Brunswick, Georgia passed away Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at his residence after a brief illness. Johnny was born September 18, 1947 in Baxley, Georgia, to J.W. (Jake) and Faye Crosby. He grew up in Brunswick and graduated from Glynn Academy in 1965 playing for the Red Terrors Football Team when they won the only State Championship in 1964, after graduation attended Brunswick Junior College. He began his career in the United States Army in October of 1966 at Fort Benning, Georgia; served in the Vietnam War from 1967-68 and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with two (2) Bronze service stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device 1960, 2 O/S Bars, and was a Marksman (Rifle). Johnny received an Honorable Discharge in October 1969 and served in the IRR from October 1969 – October 1972; served in the Georgia Air National Guard from March 1984 and retired as a Master Sergeant in March 2004; served in the Desert Storm Conflict, the Gulf War and the Enduring Freedom, retiring after 25 years of honorable service. Employed in 1976 at the United States Post Office as a Letter Carrier retiring in 2008 with 32 years of service. Johnny served as P.E.R. of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge 691 and member for 33 years, past President and member of the Two-Way Sport Fishing Club, President of the River Rats, and a member of the American Legion and V.F.W. His interests were golf, playing 29 years in the GA/FL Golf Tournament, fishing locally and annually with his Wild Turkey Bunch on Lake Sinclair. In addition, he loved spending quality time with his beloved family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Pauline, four children, Michele (Robbie) Lang of Acworth, Jeffrey (Valerie) NeeSmith of Townsend, Sonia Raines of Brunswick, and Jay Jay (Gabe) Flaherty of Richmond Hill, a brother Billy (Sarah) Brown and a sister Gail (Randy) Mobley of Brunswick, eight adoring grandchildren, three nieces and one nephew. In addition, Johnny has many beloved and close friends. Visitation will be Thursday, August 29 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Edo Miller Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 30 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel at Edo Miller Funeral Home. Burial with full military honors will follow at Davis Cemetery in McIntosh County. Reverend Denny Waters and Reverend Mike Landrum will be officiating. Active Pallbearers will be the River Rats. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge 691 and the V.F.W. Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.edomillerandsons.com

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"I don't know how I missed the sad news of Johnny's passing until just recently. I was one of his many friends growing up in Baxley. Words can not express my..." Randall Floyd (Augusta, GA)

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