Daniel Lee Crossley

By  | July 29, 2022 | Filed under: Obituaries, Spry-Williams Funeral Home

Daniel Lee Crossley, age 75 went home to be with his Heavenly Father on July 27, 2022.  He was born on March 12, 1947 & raised in Birmingham, AL.  He graduated from Tarrant High School.  He was a Christian & member of Florence First Church where he loved his Sunday School Class & being a door greeter.  He was a very proud U.S. Military Veteran with 31 years of service to his country.  He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force for 6 years & retired from the U.S. Army National Guard after 25 years.  He began serving with the U.S. Army National Guard 161st Medical Battalion in Berry, AL & then transferred to the 115th Signal Battalion in Florence, AL in 1990.

He earned many military honors:  Basic Medical Specialist in 1982; Good Conduct Medal from 1983-1986; Achievement Medal for Outstanding Meritorious Service in 1986; National Guard Top Gun of 161st Medical Company in 1989; Army Achievement Medal in the 115th Signal Battalion in 1997; & he was a member of the American Legion.

Out of all his achievements he was most proud of his 2 sons, 3 granddaughters & 2 great-grandsons.  He loved going to ballgames, dance recitals & beauty pageants to cheer them on.  He loved spending time outdoors camping & fishing.  He also loved watching & cheering on his favorite team the Auburn Tigers.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 49 years, Martha Ann Hart Crossley & his parents:  Thomas Lee & Vivian Lucile Heaven Crossley, stepmother: Jeannette Crow Crossley.

He is survived by his 2 sons:  David Crossley (Lisa) of Florence, AL & Kenny Crossley (Robin) of Killen, AL.  Granddaughters:  MaKayla Crossley Clark (Denver) of Berry, AL & Callie & Kendyl Crossley of Killen, AL; Great-grandsons Woods & Coble Clark of Berry, AL.  His brother:  John Crossley (Kay) of Chipley, FL & sister:  Jeanna Brothers (Roger) of Snead, AL, stepbrother:  Carl Crow (Lenise) & stepsister:  Phyllis Chiarella (Frank) of Trussville, AL; his aunt Deloris Heaven Eastman of Albany, GA & host of cousins, nieces & nephews.

Visitation will be Friday, July 29, 2022, from 6:00-8:00 pm at Williams Funeral Home in Florence.  Graveside service will be Saturday, July 30, 2022, at 1:00 pm at New Hope Baptist Church #2 in Holly Pond, AL.  Officiating the service will be Bro. Greg Woodall.  Pallbearers will be Terry Everett, Chris Hinton, Randall Wear, David Manion & Christian Clemmons.

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