Raymond Laverne Crippen (1932 - 2011)

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Raymond Laverne Crippen, 79, died December 23, 2011, in Ocala. Mr Crippen was born January 6, 1932, in Erie, Pa., to Austin and Lillian Crippen. Ray was born during the Great Depression and through hard work and dedication rose to the top of his profession and served as president of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, founding partner of the CPA firm of Crippen, Trice, Ford, Torres, LLP and a member of Grace Episcopal Church. He also was a member of the Ocala Elks, charter president of Ocala Kiwanis Club, past president of Ocala Kiwanis Club, past president of the Marion County Economic Development Council, and a life member of the VFW and the American Legion. He was a graduate of the University of Florida class of 1958 and was an avid Gators football fan. He loved traveling and golfing.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Elsie (Croft) Crippen of Ocala; sons Jeff (April) Crippen of Ocala and Mike Crippen of Clearwater, FL; daughters Sandie (Dan) Llamas of Land O' Lakes, FL, Susie Crippen of Thousand Oaks, Calif., and Tracey Morris of Belleview, FL; brother Bob Crippen of Salt Springs, FL; and grandchildren Dawn Crippen, Brittany Crippen, Brooke Crippen, Taylor Gibson, Matthew Llamas, Brenna Crippen, Daniel Crippen, and James (Tab) Morris.
A memorial gathering will be held at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services Chapel, 910 S.E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, Thursday, January 5, 2012, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Those who wish may make contributions to the University of Florida Foundation, Inc., PO Box 14425, Gainesville, FL 32604-9949, or FICPA Educational Foundation Inc., PO Box 5437, Tallahasee FL 32314.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Jan. 3, 2012
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