William "Bill" H. Crandall

1931 - 2021

Portland, ME


Portland, ME…William H. “Bill’ Crandall, age 89, died on Friday, July 9, 2021.

Born on November 8, 1931in Danvers, Minnesota, he was the son of the late Peach and Myrtle Crandall. Mr. Crandall retired from the US Air Force with over twenty years of service. He was well known for his small engine repair knowledge and had taught at Central Carolina Technical College. He was a former resident of Sumter before moving to Tennessee and Maine.

Surviving are: his wife, Cathy Crandall of Portland, ME; two sons, Donald Crandall and his wife Angela of Panama City, FL and Bill Crandall and his wife Debbie of Sumter; one son-in-law, Randy Benenhaley of Sumter; eight grandchildren, Holly Crandall, Stacy Stewart, Daniel Crandall, Jared Benenhaley, Travis Crandall, Megan Lybrand, Trent Crandall, and Tyler Crandall; and five great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn L. Crandall and his daughter, Jodee V. Benenhaley.

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Jessica Stiles

July 16, 2021 7:26 AM

We are deeply saddened to hear of Mr. Crandall’s passing. Our love and prayers are with you as you mourn. May God hold you in your time of sorrow. We love you - Jerry & Jessica Stiles

Tonya Mimms

July 16, 2021 12:56 AM

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
Tonya Mimms

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Ron Haynes

July 15, 2021 9:43 AM

Mr. Bill was very good to me as a young man, always willing to help out if he could . My thoughts and prayers are with the family. RIP Mr. Bill 

Barbara Swan

July 14, 2021 10:10 AM

I adored my Uncle Bill and will carry him in my heart forever. He always made me feel so special. Lots of great memories with him, he was one of a kind! 

Misty Hatfield

July 14, 2021 8:02 AM

So sorry to hear of Mr. Crandall's passing. Sending prayers and condolences on behalf of Central Carolina Technical College. 

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