Alvin Curtis Crawford Sr.
Alvin Curtis Crawford Sr., 80, of Crozet, passed away at his home on Friday, November 16, 2012.
He was born in Charlottesville, October 25, 1932, the son of the late Thomas W. and Elsie Mae R. Crawford. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Thelma; and brothers, Walter, Leonard, Clifford, and David. Al was also preceded in death by his lifetime companion, Thada Quesenberry. Al is survived by his two sons, Alvin C. Crawford Jr. of Waynesboro, and Paul T. Crawford and his wife, Janet, of Palmyra; two granddaughters, Sarah Lamb and her husband, Jared, of Spring, Texas, and Casey Crawford of Palmyra; two great-grandsons, Conan Lamb and Adam Lamb of Spring, Texas; his former wife, Ramona Chapman; and many nieces, nephews, family, and friends. Al was an honorably discharged veteran of the Korean War, having served in the United States Navy. After his military service, he was employed as manager of Western Union in downtown Charlottesville. He later retired from the University of Virginia Police Department where he worked for 22 years as a police officer. After retirement, he served as an Auxiliary Deputy Sheriff with the Albemarle County Sheriff's Office.
Al will be remembered by his family and friends as an extremely generous, giving man. Always ready to lend a hand, offer assistance, and reach out to anyone in need. He made a friend of everyone he met.
The family will receive friends at Teague Funeral Home from 6 until 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 20, 2012.
A private family ceremony will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Western Albemarle Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 188, Crozet, VA 22932. Friends may sign the guest register at teaguefuneralhome.com
This obituary was originally published in the Daily Progress.