Liberty County couple killed while cleaning up after Hurricane Michael laid to rest

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LIBERTY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Liberty County High School's baseball coach was working on the baseball field's scoreboard when his heavy equipment struck a power line. His wife died trying to come to his aid.

Cars filled the parking lot of the Veterans Memorial Civic Center and even lined the streets of Bristol for their funeral on Friday. Hundreds gathered to pay their last respects to Corey and Shanah Crum.

"This is a clear indication of the love, respect, and affection that the people in this community, all over Florida, have for both of these families," said Florida Senator Bill Montford.

On March 10, Coach Crum and his wife were electrocuted while helping in a community clean-up day for the Liberty County High School baseball field.

"[Hurricane] Michael blew down that scoreboard and that's what these folks were doing. So often we're trying to figure out what to do about our young people and how to keep them out of crime, these people died working for our young people," said Florida State Attorney Jack Campbell.

"He cared about the kids, he cared about people. He was what we call a faithful servant," said Corey's Cousin, Derrick Crum.

Those who attended the funeral didn't wear black, but the colors of Liberty County High, Garnet and Gold; or traditional hunting colors, camouflage and orange.

"I really was appreciative of the Crum that each of them had on their shoulder," said Campbell.

Now members of the community say they will carry on the Crums' legacy.

"Their legacy is gonna live out longer than their lives. And each of these young men and everything that they can accomplish, they'll be able to track back to this coach," said Campbell.

"He was a good dad, a good husband, a good son, and a hard worker," said Derrick Crum.

The Crums' son was injured trying to help his parents but he is okay.

The Bulldogs Baseball Team will continue to play in the Crums' honor starting Saturday against Maclay.