Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at Marshall Church of the Nazarene, with Rev. Keith Jackson officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials may be made to the church or Parkinson's Foundation. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born July 17, 1923, near Urbana, he was the son of the late Ben F. Crawford and Mary Nelson Crawford. On April 4, 1945, he married Viola M. Tevis who survives. He had lived in Marshall since 1969 and was a member of Marshall Church of the Nazarene. He worked for Montgomery Farms, was a janitor for Marshall Church of the Nazarene and Covenant Presbyterian Church, retiring from the Missouri State Highway Department.
In addition to his wife, survivors include five children, Roberta Nelson and her husband, Ed, of Houstonia, Don Crawford and his wife, Sharon, of Marshall, Carol Roop and her husband, Rick, of Elk Grove, Calif., Larry Crawford of Marshall and Mary Tevis and her husband, Steve, of Houstonia; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; one brother, Frankie Crawford of Corder; one sister, Hazel Nasalroad of Hermitage; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Frances Southard; a daughter-in-law, Brenda Crawford; and one great-grandson, C.J. Bilbruck.
Additional information provided per family recompense.