Clark Kelsay Crosby, age 21, a Florida State University Junior and Fort Walton Beach, Fla., resident, passed away on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, as the result of a motorcycle accident in Tallahassee, Fla., Clark was working towards achieving his undergraduate degree in engineering.
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Clark was born on Aug. 31, 1992, in Fort Walton Beach, to James E. and Denise L. Crosby. He had resided in his hometown of Fort Walton Beach his whole life. He attended and graduated magna cum laude from Fort Walton Beach High School in 2010.
Clark was a very beautiful, intelligent, and loving person, who had an extremely positive attitude about himself and others. In addition to attending college, he was also a level two chemistry, physics, and math tutor. He loved the outdoors and the beach where he enjoyed surfing, riding his motorcycle, mountain biking, skateboarding, and going to the gym and also loved exercising. During five summer seasons, he worked for beach services setting up beach chairs, umbrellas, and making many friends.
Clark is survived by his loving parents, James and Denise Crosby of Fort Walton Beach; brother, James Crosby; sister, Jyme Crosby of Monterey, Calif.; step-brother, Richard Starr of Fort Walton Beach; step-sister, Tracy Vanderloop of Sarasota, Fla.; grandparents Mr. and Mrs. L.R. Kelsay of Santa Clara, CA; uncle and aunt Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Crosby of Birmingham, AL; aunt, Melony Therezo of Crestview, Fla.; cousin, Elliot Dixon of Rosemary Beach, Fla.; and niece, Callie Crosby of Athens, Ohio.
The family will receive friends at a visitation on Sunday, March 30, 2014, from 3 to 5:30 p.m., at McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Avenue, SE, Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Friends are invited to share remembrances beginning at 5:30 to 6 p.m.
Floral arrangements are acceptable or for those that would like may make a memorial donation to the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast, Inc., Post Office Box 2007 350 Boatner Road, Eglin Air Force Base, FL 32542, in memory of Clark Kelsay Crosby.
Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.McLaughlinMortuary.com.
17 Chestnut Ave SE Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Published Online in Northwest Florida Daily News on Mar. 29, 2014