US Coast Guard

Gerald B. Cromwell

December 28, 1938 ~ December 25, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Gerald Cromwell Obituary

Gerald B. Cromwell, age 84 passed away peacefully on Monday morning, December 25, 2023. He was a resident of Morgantown.

Gerald was born December 28, 1938 in Indianapolis, to his parents, the late Clive N. and Francis L. (Maxwell) Cromwell. He was a 1957 graduate of Manual High School in Indianapolis and went on to serve as a Radarman Second Class with the United States Coast Guard stationed in San Jaun, Puerto Rico during the Vietnam War. Gerald was honorably discharged on September 1, 1961. He retired in 1992 as a Mail Carrier for the United States Postal Service after 31 years of service.

Gerald enjoyed fishing, panning for gold, mushroom hunting and tending to his garden. He also enjoyed socializing with his friends and being a member of the Liar’s Club, which would meet every morning at various restaurants, especially at Bernie’s BBQ in Morgantown or Joe’s Junction in Trafalgar. There they would try to solve the world’s problems over a cup of coffee. Gerald loved spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. He was a volunteer at the Camp Atterbury Vietnam Memorial Museum and was a member of the Martinsville American Legion Post 230.

He is survived by his daughter, Dawn Lee (Martin) Purdue of Coatesville; grandchildren:  Billy, Kyle, Kelsey, Christopher, Jake & Gus; 14 great-grandchildren; siblings, Mary Hillenburg of Charlotte, NC and Thomas W. (Bobbi) Cromwell of Seymour.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents; son, Thomas R. Cromwell; and a sister, Paula Page.

Pastor Chad Padgett will conduct a funeral service at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday at Meredith - Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center located at 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until service time on Thursday at the funeral home. Military rites will be presented by the United States Coast Guard and the Martinsville American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guards.

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December 28, 2023

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center
179 E. Mulberry Street
Morgantown, IN 46160

Funeral Service
December 28, 2023

4:00 PM
Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center
179 E. Mulberry Street
Morgantown, IN 46160

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