WALTER PINKNEY CRUTCHFIELD, Jr. – 88 - Badcock Furniture Store
MONROE, N.C. -- Mr. Walter Pinkney Crutchfield Jr. of Monroe, N.C., a native of Fort Meade, died of heart failure Sept. 18, 2006, in Monroe. He was born in Fort Meade on Nov. 18, 1917, he moved to Brevard, N.C., in 1991. He owned and operated the Fort Meade Badcock Furniture Store for 36 years. He graduated from Florida Southern College.
He was a Naval officer in World War II, and a member of the Fort Meade American Legion Post No. 23 where he served as a service officer for 46 years. He was elected to the Seventh District Commander of the American Legion, Department of Florida, and he served on the National Rehabilitation Advisory Board. He was vice chairman of the National Security Commission and he served on the National Distinguished Guests Committee. He also served on the National Membership and Post Activities Committee.
He was a former member and president of the Fort Meade Lions Club. He was a charter member of the Fort Meade Historical Society and a founding member of the Polk County Historical Association of Florida where he served as vice president. He was a member of the Fort Meade First Methodist Church where he served on the Official Board and as a church school superintendent. Mr. Crutchfield is survived by his wife of 59 years, Delha Chambliss Crutchfield; son, Walter P. Crutchfield III, Monroe, N.C.; three grandsons; five great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Saturday in the Reid Hall at First United Methodist Church in Fort Meade. Memorial services will follow at 3 p.m. in the church sanctuary.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church, 135 E. Broadway, Fort Meade, 33841. McLean Funeral Home. – Ledger, Sept. 27, 2006 - ( One can only assume he is buried in same cemetery as his wife - Evergreen Cemetery in Fort Meade, Polk Co., Fl. )
FORT MEADE - Mrs. Delha Chambliss Crutchfield, passed away Wed., May 27, 2015, in Lake Wales, FL. Mrs. Crutchfield was born January 9, 1915, in Rawlings, VA, and was the daughter of the late Alice Campbell Jones and Roger Lee Chambliss. She attended Farmville State Teachers College in Virginia, where she received her degree and teacher certification in 1938. Mrs. Crutchfield taught elementary school at several locations in Virginia between 1938 and 1947, when she married Walter P. Crutchfield, Jr. on June 25, 1947, at Concord Presbyterian Church in Rawlings, VA, and then moved with her husband to his home in Fort Meade, FL.
Mrs. Crutchfield was very active in Fort Meade women's organizations associated with the First Methodist Church of Fort Meade, where she was a longtime member, and in the Fort Meade Garden Club. She also taught elementary school for several years in the Fort Meade area. Mrs. Crutchfield and her husband retired to Brevard, NC, and after his death she returned to Polk County, residing at Savannah Court in Lake Wales, FL, since 2009.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter P. Crutchfield, Jr.; two brothers, Roger Lee Chambliss Jr. and Campbell Goode Chambliss. > Mrs. Crutchfield is survived by one son, Walter P. Crutchfield, III of Fort Meade, FL; three grandsons, Lawrence Scott Crutchfield, Christopher Lee Crutchfield, and Matthew Wade Crutchfield; eight great grandchildren, Zachary Scott Crutchfield, Madison Rayne Crutchfield, Ryan Seth Parker, Gable Matthew Crutchfield, Elena Grace Crutchfield, Logan Christopher Crutchfield, Jackson Rhys Crutchfield, and Kendall Riley Crutchfield. A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 6, 2015, from the graveside in Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Meade, FL, with Rev. John Bryant officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 135 E. Broadway, Fort Meade, FL, 33841. Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade, FL, 285-8171. –Ledger, May 20, 2015