Allan Vincent Crocker, aged 80, passed away in the early morning hours of Nov. 23, 2019, at his home in Crestview, Florida. Allan was born in Bar Harbor, Maine on June 1, 1939. He graduated from high school in Maine and proceeded to join the US Army. Allan was a decorated veteran of the US Army, serving in Vietnam and the Cold War as a heavy vehicle mechanic. Allan was happily married for 58 years to the love of his life Rebecca A. Lounder, tying the knot June 25, 1961. They crossed the bridge from Bar Harbor, Maine and saw the world. Living in Alaska, Maryland, Louisiana, West Germany, Virginia, Georgia, California, Arizona, and Florida. Travelling to numerous European countries including the newly unified Germany. They also took time to travel to Okinawa, Japan. During their many years, you could also find them traveling to Salt Lake City, Utah and Pueblo, Colorado to spend time with their grandchildren. During their life journey, they began a family having two sons, two daughters, and seven grandchildren. After his retirement from the Army as Sergeant First Class, he worked alongside his wife in Phoenix at a specialized graphics design firm until he decided full retirement was the way to go. From then you could always find him tinkering and making something (which means he needed to purchase many new tools).
Allan was loved and cherished by all who were lucky to cross paths with him. He was a strong and courageous man who instilled hard work and love in his children. He was always ready to help any of his children if they needed it because family meant so much to him (even if he might have to stop and pick up a pool ring in the middle of the street). He was never far from his wife; he was always trying to ensure her happiness. He was always eager to tell everyone he met, how long they had been married with the biggest smile. He was the type of man who would stop and help anyone who needed it (until the cars became more electronic based).
His loving wife, Rebecca “Becky” Crocker of Crestview, Florida, survives Allan along with two sons, Allan ”Dusty” Crocker Jr. of San Antonio, Texas and Jason M. Crocker of Salt Lake City, Utah; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sherry L. and Neil Williams of Pueblo, Colorado and Jeanie M. and Harley Aaron Campbell of Crestview, Florida. Along with his beloved grandchildren, Kristy L. and Tracey N. Williams of Pueblo, Colorado, Harley Allan and Rebecca M. Campbell of Crestview, Florida, and Sebastian M. and Zander B. Crocker of Salt Lake City Utah. Also surviving him is his sister and brother-in-law, Hester and Charles Riggs of Idaho along with his sisters-in-law, Sharron Watson of Herman, Maine, Linda and Dean Roy of Roy, Utah, and Susan and Harold Paulsen of Bar Harbor, Maine. Preceded in death by: his parents, Milton E. and Harriette B. Crocker; brothers, Milton E. Crocker Jr. and Clayton E. Crocker; father and mother-in-law, Frank and Geneva Lounder; brothers-in-law, Chester F. Lounder and Wilbur Watson, along with his beloved granddaughter, Cassandra R. Crocker. Now Allan is able to sit and relax with no pain with Cherokee, Pudgy, Sundance, and Smokey.
Trahan Family Funeral Home, Milton, FL is in charge of arrangements.
Allan will be interred at the Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola Florida.