Marlin Crider age 100, of Jacksonville, Fl went to be with his sweetheart, Gladys who is in heaven on May 14, 2021. Marlin was born on December 7, 1920 in Blackstone, IL and was raised in Nashville, IN and he retired from the Navy, FAA and Defense Department.
His first duty station in the Navy was on a destroyer escorting convoys across the cold and rough North Atlantic to England and Russia. His ship searched for survivors during the action between the Bismarck and Hood. He transferred into aviation where his squadron was stationed in Newfoundland. When WWII started his squadron moved to Hawaii where he participated in the Battle of Midway and Guadalcanal. Returning to the states in 1943 forming a new squadron which was detached from the Navy and assigned to The Royal Air Force of England. He spent the remainder of the war in the European theatre. His crew was credited with sinking U-761. After retiring from the Navy in 1960 he spent 16 years with the FAA building ARTCC throughout the country. He was an active member at Lake Shore United Methodist Church, serving as Trustee for many years. He was a lifetime member of the DAV, FRA Branch 126, Amateur Radio W4NFC, Antique Car Club of America. He also volunteered with the Florida Highway Patrol for 40 years and meals on Wheels and the Jax Bee Club. He enjoyed auto racing, NASCAR and Indy cars. He attended Indy 500 since WWII. He is survived by his daughter, Linda Carol Crider, a son, Steven Douglas Crider, both of Jacksonville, FL and a sister -in-law, Norma Crider. Funeral services will be held, Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 10:00am in Lake Shore Family Fellowship, 2246 Blanding Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32210 with Pastors Troy Ray and Sheron Willison officiating followed by interment in Riverside Memorial Park with US Navy Honors. The family will receive friends at Fraser Funeral Home, 8168 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32221 from 6:00 – 8:00pm Friday, June 4, 2021
Visitation Details Fraser Funeral Home 8168 Normandy Blvd Jacksonville, FL 32221
Friday, June 4, 2021 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Service Details Lake Shore Family Fellowship 2246 Blanding Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32210
Saturday, June 5, 2021 10:00 AM