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Robert “Bob” A. Crawford, USAFMarch 23, 1933 – January 30, 2013
Robert Crawford RIP 2013, Jan 30
Robert (Bob) Crawford, 79, of Arabia, passed away Jan. 30, 2013, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, KY. While sadden by their loss, the friends and family he left behind are comforted to know he is at peace with his Savior in paradise.
Bob was born March 23, 1933, on the family farm in Science Hill, Ky., to Leighton R. and Stella Vaught Crawford. In addition to his parents, he also was preceded in death by two brothers, Lindsay and Carroll Crawford; three sisters, Lucille Crawford, Zella Sears and Doris Ungetheim; and his daughter-in-law, Alice Crawford.
He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara, whom he married in 1984. Additionally, he is survived by five sons; Steve, Ralph (Althea), Greg (Kim), Mark (Chrystal and Dean (Alicia); a stepson, Lee (Tonia); a stepdaughter, Frankie (David); eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and a brother-in-law; Lindy Sears; sister-in-law, Charlotte Crawford; and four nieces and three nephews who were very special.
A graduate of both the University of Kentucky and The Ohio State University with a master’s degree in animal science, Bob served Lawrence County farmers as the County Extension Agent for more than 30 years. He also served his country in the United States Air Force as a helicopter pilot. Bob was a member of McDaniels Crossroads Pentecostal in Gallipolis and also the Waterloo Methodist Church.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Sunday at the McDaniels Crossroads Church with Brother David Henson and Terry Jones officiating. Burial will follow in Bradshaw Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home and 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Military graveside rites will be by the VFW Post 8850. Pallbearers will be his sons, Honorary pallbearers will be Cody and Garrett Crawford, Charlie Shepard, Adams Myers and Anthony Vallance.
The family requests donations be made to the Ashland, Kentucky Hospice Center, 2330 Pollard Road, Ashland, Kentucky 41101.