Longtime journalist Joe Crankshaw remembered as veteran, historian, award-winning reporter


Legendary journalist Joseph Clarence Crankshaw III, a Georgia native who arrived in Stuart in 1958, is being revered this week as a humble Korean War veteran who loved being a writer and reporter, a local historian and a fair-minded man who could tell a great story.

Crankshaw, who retired in 2014 from the Stuart News and Treasure Coast Newspapers at age 83 after 56 years in the newspaper business, died July 5 in Stuart. He was 90.

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