William Charles Krushas, Jr.

January 10, 2023

William Charles Krushas, Jr. (Bill), passed away quietly at the age of 81 in the early morning hours of Saturday, January 7, 2023 with Jo Ann, his loving wife of 23 years, by his side.

A veteran of the Vietnam War, Bill enlisted in the Air Force in 1959 and retired as Senior Master Sergeant having dutifully served his country for a total of more than 20 years of active and reserve duty. After retiring from active-duty service, he worked as a civil servant at NAS Pensacola for approximately 40 years. When Bill wasn’t working, he liked to relax. Relaxing for him usually involved more working. Working in the yard. Working on his house. Fixing things. Cleaning things. Building things. Tinkering on things. Building things, he could tinker on that he could then fix and that would probably require cleaning.

But Bill wasn’t just an extremely hard worker. He also had a seemingly endless thirst for knowledge. What he didn’t know he wanted to learn about, and this allowed him to be a vast resource for anyone who needed help. Bill was kind and generous. He was industrious and endlessly energetic. He was clever and witty. He was a good friend; a good son; a good father; a good brother; and a good and loving husband.

Bill is preceded in death by his mother and father, Ora and William Krushas, Sr., as well as his stepson, David Karrick, (Bubba). He is remembered by his wife, Jo Ann Krushas; his two sisters, Burgett Mobley, and Bobbie Cowart; his children and step-children, and their spouses, John Kingsley and Kym Embry, Tracy and Shane Leggett, Tera and Paul Schmidt, and James and Hailey Krushas; as well as cousins and nephews and nieces and an abundance of the most amazing and more or less well-mannered grandchildren a person could dream of. Bill will also be remembered by his good friend and neighbor, Bo Boyett. Not mentioned here are the countless other friends Bill met along his life’s journey, the men and women he served with, and even the random passerby who happened to be lucky enough to glimpse his charming smile and wit. He will be missed by all and forgotten by none.

Funeral services will be Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 10:00am at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North. Visitation will be prior to service at 9:30am.


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