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William James Crosley

KSAL StaffNovember 21, 2019

William James Crosley, 88, of Cape Coral, FL, passed away Saturday, November 9, 2019. He was born June 23, 1931 in Louisville, AL to Abraham and Eva (Chambers) Crosley.

He moved from Kansas City, MO to Cape Coral in 2009. He retired from the United States Army in 1975, serving in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars where he was a Purple Heart recipient. Following his retirement from the Army, he worked for the United States Postal service and retired again in 1997.

Bill is survived by his stepchildren: Mike Kelly (Laura) of Kansas City, MO and Helen Tapp (Larry) of Barataria, LA; his sister, Doris Herrin of Jamaica, NY; his brothers: Aaron Crosley and Riven Thomas Crosley, both of Louisville, AL. Also surviving are a host of step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann in 2014.

Visitation will be held at Roselawn Memorial Chapel Friday, November 22, 2019 from 10a.m. to 12 p.m. with burial to follow at 1p.m. in Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina, Ks.

For online condolences contact Roselawn at

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