CPT CROCKETT, Jordan Anthony was born on December 13, 1990 in San Francisco, California and passed away unexpectedly on January 17, 2019 at Fort Leonard Wood in Saint Robert, Missouri. He was a Captain in the United States Army, graduate of the Sapper Leader Course (2017), graduate of the United States Military Academy (2014), member of the Army Football Team as a defensive back (2010-2014) and graduate of Berkeley Preparatory School (2009). Jordan was the true definition of a servant leader. Teammates, classmates, soldiers, family and friends could always turn to Jordan for assistance and advice. His positive attitude was contagious; his determination was unmatched; and his personality was the essence of authenticity.
Jordan was set to complete his initial five-year military service obligation but decided to stay in the Army and attend Engineer Captains Career Course. He stated that he was, “learning the necessary skills in areas such as leadership, training, and administration in preparation for a successful company command.” He was the epitome of the Army Values and the West Point Motto.
Jordan dreamed of a career in sports. After his career in the military, he planned to attend the University of Oregon for graduate school. His dream job was to be a director of global football for Nike. His life goal was to create a positive impact on the lives of others through sports.
Jordan is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Andrew and Bernice Crockett; and maternal grandfather, Benjamin Edwards. He is survived by his loving parents, Raymond and Donna Crockett; twin brother, Julian Crockett; sisters, Ta’Miya Crockett and Tamara Crockett; maternal grandmother, Barbara Edwards; niece, Carinne Washington; and a host of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and his long-time childhood friend, Alex Von Steinbeck.
The funeral service will take place at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Loyless Funeral Homes in Land O’ Lakes, FL. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
The burial will take place at 11:30 am on Monday, January 28, 2019 at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.
In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to a scholarship in memory of Jordan Crockett at Berkeley Preparatory School. You can donate online at www.berkeleyprep.org/giving or by mail to 4811 Kelly Rd, Tampa, FL 33615. Please include the note, In Memory of Jordan Crockett, in the website’s comment section or as the memo on a check. All of the money donated will go to a fund specifically for a scholarship. Please include the note, In Memory of Jordan Crockett, in the website’s comment section or as the memo on a check.
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