GUY L. CROFT, 90, of Port Charlotte, Florida died Sunday, July 8, 2007 at
Life Care Center of Punta Gorda.
He was born July 15, 1916 in Berlin, Georgia and moved to Port Charlotte
from Tifton, Georgia in 1994. He was a retired agriculture equipment operator and
a member of the First Baptist Church of Fort Ogden, Florida.
Mr. Croft was a veteran of War World II. He served his country as a rifleman in the 4th Infantry Division, United States Army. Private Croft received the Purple Heart for wounds sustained on the15th of July 1944 while serving in France as part of the Normandy Invasion. He went on to earn the Bronze Star Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge and The Army of Occupation Medal for Germany, The Presidential Unit Emblem, The European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with four bronze service stars and the Bronze Arrowhead Medal for landing on Utah Beach.
He is survived by his wife, Irene Croft of Port Charlotte; two daughters,
Linda Faulkner of Port Charlotte and Judy Wood of Arab, AL; 13 grandchildren,
15 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by
his first wife, Maebelle Croft who died in 1997 and his son, William