Danny Crumbliss passed away peacefully, Tuesday October 11, 2022, at The Farms in Collierville, TN.

Danny was born on March 1, 1943, in Macon, GA. He attended Willingham High School and was a straight "A" student, graduating in 1961. Danny played football, was president of the Beta Club, a member of the school newspaper and active in the Boy Scouts as an Explorer and Program Chairman. As Midshipman in the USNR, he was awarded a Naval Football Scholarship to Rice University.

After college Danny worked driving a Coca-Cola truck. It was then he decided to become a pilot. He attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where he graduated and eventually became the youngest Captain ever at Southern Airways. Danny would continue working in the industry for 35 years. During his career Danny served as the Northwest Airlines Union President. Additionally, the last three years with Northwest Danny was Captain on what was then the largest passenger plane in service, the Boeing 747-400, serving Europe and Asia.

In March of 1973 Danny married, Jana Christine (Walker) and in 1977 they adopted a beautiful daughter, Tara Christine. Danny was devoted to his family and taking care of them was his priority. Their home was the hub of many family and social events for years to follow.

Danny loved golf and archeology. He enjoyed golfing almost daily with numerous ‘golf buddies’. As an archeology enthusiast, Danny traveled to Peru where he spent three seasons excavating mummies in the Atacama Desert of Peru. In addition, Danny enjoyed hunting with his dogs and was a skilled photographer.  
Danny was very social and enjoyed memberships in the Arkansas Archeological Society, Airline Pilots Association, the Wetlands and Waterfowl Conservation Group, and Ducks Unlimited.

Danny was a kind-hearted and giving man and he will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Danny is preceded in death by his parents Roscoe Conklin Crumbliss and Pearl Magdalene (Graves), sister Caroline June Martin (Crumbliss), wife Jana Christine Crumbliss (Walker), and daughter Tara Christine Crumbliss.

Danny is survived by his brother Richard Luther Crumbliss, (m) Gheri Crumbliss of Crawfordville, FL and sister in-law Anita Hastings of Memphis, Tennessee. Danny has seven nieces and nephews: Robert Crumbliss (m) Linda of Palmetto Bay, FL; Donald Crumbliss (m)Michelle of Tallahassee, FL; Cindy Meadows (Crumbliss) of Atlanta, GA; Sherry Cass (Martin) of Newark, OH; Renea Durand (Martin) of Fort Myers, FL; Blake Shannon of Memphis, TN; Keli Meyers (Williams) (m) Mike Meyers of Belleville, WI.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 18 at Memorial Park Funeral Home, Memphis, TN with visitation beginning at 1:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation are welcome.

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OCT 18. 2:00 PM (CT)
Memorial Park Fireside Chapel
5668 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38119

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Daniel "Danny" Luther Crumbliss
March 1, 1943 - October 11, 2022