Gary Bruce Crockett

Published 4:12 pm Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Gary Bruce Crockett, 76, of Manteo, died January 30, 2020, at his home.

Born in Washington, DC on June 28, 1943, he was the son of the late Lillian Bentley and Earl Crockett.

Having served his country honorably, Gary was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was an avid outdoorsman, spending his career as a hunting and fishing guide. Gary enjoyed reading, collecting Civil War memorabilia, fly fishing, and fishing trips to Canada. He was a member of the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans.

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Gary is survived by wife Eleanor Bertrand Crockett; daughter Kimberly Cherrix and husband Harold; grandson Sean Radus; step-daughter Amy Ciccarelli DeSouza; and step-grandson Noah DeSouza.

The family will receive friends and relatives February 5 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. at Twiford Colony Chapel, Manteo.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250 or online at

Twiford Funeral Homes, Outer Banks is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories can be shared at