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Gary E. Crandall, 76, of Fairmont, passed away Sunday (Dec. 4, 2016) at his residence.
He was born Feb. 16, 1940, in Fairmont, a son of the late Bernard and Ethel Rice Crandall.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Jackie Geldbaugh Crandall.
Gary was a 1957 graduate of Farmington High School. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. While in service, he participated in the Navy softball and boxing teams. Gary owned and operated Crandall's Tavern in Boothsville. He also did auto body painting from his home garage. He delivered "The Bulletin" for the bulletin board. Gary loved camping in his RV, boating on the Tygart Lake, fishing, hunting, riding his motorcycle and playing poker with his buddies. He loved cutting his grass on his "Cadillac John Deere" tractor, but most of all spending time with his family.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Joseph A. Crandall and his companion Lyndsay Biafore of Fairmont, Ashley M. and her husband Chris "Woody" Walker of Fairmont, Samuel E. Crandall and his companion Kaitlin Hizer of Fairmont; grandchildren, Ashton Louis Walker, Austin Maddox Walker and Abigail Marie Crandall; a brother, Floyd, and his wife Rhonda Crandall of Tennessee; as well as many other family members and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Kathleen Geldbaugh
Friends and family may call from 3-8 p.m. today and from noon until 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Ford Funeral Home, 201 Columbia Street, Fairmont. The funeral will be held in the funeral home at 1 p.m. Wednesday with Reverend Matt Holbert officiating. Interment will follow at the West Virginia National Cemetery in Pruntytown, where military rites will be conducted. Online condolences may be made to www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
Published on December 6, 2016
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