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10/04/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Danny Crockett

 Danny L. Crockett
(02 Oct 1947 - 28 Sept 2019)

Newport News High School Class of 1965

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
 I am extremely distraught to bring you this latest sad news today.  Danny Crockett, Class of 1965, passed away in Apopka, Florida on Saturday, September 28, 2019, just four days before his 72nd birthday. 

From Highland Funeral Home (FL) - 10/03/19:

                      Danny L. Crockett
      APOPKA, FLORIDA - Dan Crockett, 71, passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 28, 2019.

Dan was born on October 2, 1947 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

He was a loving husband to Darlene, his wife of 32 years, a loving father to Tommy Crockett and Barbara; Scott Crockett and Candi; Shay Crockett; Maureen Tabaczka and Bob; Kenny Tabaczka and Kerrye; and loving Poppa to Kennedy, Kutter, Kassidy, and Kemper Tabaczka and Robin, Caitlyn and Gail Crockett.

Dan was a Professional Photographer early in his life, and later he was a Sanford Firefighter.

He found his true calling when he found A.A., and the great people in the A.A. program who helped him to find sobriety and peace. He decided at that time to become a Licensed Addiction Therapist, earning his Master’s Degree, and dedicated the last 34 years of his life to helping others overcome their addiction battles. He and Darlene founded New Leaf Center outpatient counseling center in 1990, where Dan created a setting to help people heal from the wounds of trauma and addiction.

Danny Crockett

A public visitation will be held on Sunday, October 6, 2019, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Highland Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, October 7, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Highland Funeral Home, immediately followed by interment at Highland Memory Gardens.

In lieu of sending flowers, please consider donating to Wounded Warrior Project,

Highland Funeral Home
Highland Memory Gardens
3329 E. Semoran Blvd.
Apopka, FL 32703

Published in Highland Funeral Home (FL) on October 03, 2019.
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October 03, 2019, 4:59 PM

 Prayers of comfort and peace to Dan’s family.

~ Dee Miller

  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Danny's family, friends, and classmates at this difficult time.


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  Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Amazing Grace

Words by John Newton, 1779
(24 July 1725 – 21 Dec 1807)

 Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)
That sav'd a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev'd;
How precious did that grace appear,
The hour I first believ'd!

Thro' many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
'Tis grace has brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promis'd good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be,
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call'd me here below,
Will be forever mine.

Bagpipes Version of "Amazing Grace" midi courtesy of - 05/25/08
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 05/21/08
Thanks, Dave!

"Amazing Grace" lyrics courtesy of - 03/15/05

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of – 01/27/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of - 08/12/04

Firefighters' Emblem courtesy of - 08/17/07

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