Donald Paul Crim

Donald “Don” Crim, 69, of DeFuniak Springs, FL passed away Nov. 25, 2006 at his residence. He was born July 21, 1937 in Herkimer, NY to William and Golda Burton Crim.

Crim had been a resident of Walton County for 50 years. He was Baptist by faith and a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church.

Crim was very involved in local government, attending most of the county commissioners meetings and assisting with the American Disability Act for Walton County. Crim was a member of the Masonic Lodge F&AM # 312 in Niceville, Florida. He was a member of the Walton County School District Safety Team. He worked as an electronics technician with Civil Service at Eglin Air Force Base for 30 years. He also worked at Site C-6 with Boeing Aircraft. He could always be seen supporting his grandchildren at local sports activities. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and loved the outdoors. He was always willing to help those in need, he had a big heart and he truly loved people.

Crim was predeceased by his father and mother, and one brother, Lauren
“Punky” Crim.

Crim is survived by his wife of 48 years, Betty Nelson Crim, of DeFuniak Springs; two daughters, Donna Crim Floyd and husband, Rusty, and Michelle Crim Willcox and husband, Billy Ray, all of DeFuniak Springs; one brother, William “Bill” Crim of Little Falls, NY; three grandchildren, Kelby Willcox, Joseph Floyd, and Kaydee Willcox; special aunts, Evelyn “Effie” J Janeka of Herkimer, NY and Mary Will Burton of Birmingham, AL; sister-in-law, Lillian Mitchem and husband, Pete.

Crim is also survived by dearly loved cousins, nieces, nephews, and his numerous “other” daughters.

A time of visitation will be held from 6 – 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 1, 2006 at Clary-Glenn Funeral Home Chapel, 230 Park Avenue, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006 at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, with Revs. Larry Watts, Owen Smith, Bill Willcox, and Joel Glenn officiating.

Floral arrangements are being accepted or donations may be sent to Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery Fund or The American Disability Act Association.

Burial will follow in Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church Cemetery with Masonic
Rights at graveside.

[Source: The DeFuniak Springs Herald, November 30, 2006, Page 9B]

[Burial: Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Pleasant Ridge]