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Dana Gail Crawford

CRESTLINE: Dana Gail Crawford, 83, of 702 Roanoke St., Crestline died Monday, May 6, 2013 at Crestline Nursing Home, Crestline. He had been seriously ill the past two years.

Dana Gail was born in Weston, WV on April 15, 1930 to the late L. Arthur and M. Alice (Smith) Crawford. He married Clara L. Lewis on February 17, 1952 and she survives him.

Dana Gail attended the First United Methodist Church in Crestline. He lived in Crestline since 1962. He was employed by PPG Industries as a line operator for 30 years until his retirement in 1992. He worked tirelessly to provide for his family. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. Dana Gail was a true music lover. He played the guitar and loved to record music, long before it was "fashionable". He enjoyed retirement and spent time on his pontoon boat on Clearfork Lake. Dana Gail was very proud of his family.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three sons; Lonny G. Crawford, Houston, TX, Gary W. and Vickie Crawford, Highland Heights, KY, Danny Crawford, Crestline, his two daughters; Kathy and Clifford Dick, Johnsville, Debbie A. Crawford, Crestline, eight grandchildren; Jessie and Jason Tipton, Emily and Scott Taylor, Rachel Crawford, Ryan Crawford, Molly Renee Crawford, Gary and Kathy Hanna, Laurie Hanna and Sharon and Bruce Willmon, eight great-grandchildren; Ty Hanna, Zachery Hanna, Brandy Hanna, Rusty Hanna, Gabriel Hanna, Marcus Willmon, Jordan Willmon Skylar Willmon, his brother, Howard Bill and Irene Crawford, Crestline, and his brother-in-law, A. Fred Gross, Galion, sister-in-law, Joyce Crawford, Galion, sister-in-law, Winnie McKissic Radcliff, KY, brother and sister-in-law, Junior and Fay Lewis, Parkersburg, WV.

He was preceded in death by his brother James Frank Crawford and his sister Millie Gross, sister and brother-in-law, Mabel and Smitty Smith, brother-in-law, Mac McKissic.

Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Thursday at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Crestline. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 PM on Friday, May 10, 2013, at Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Crestline, with Rev. Nathan Nordine officiating. Burial will follow in Crawford County Memory Gardens, Crestline. Full military honors will be presented at the graveside by the U.S. Marine Corps and the Crestline/Galion veterans organizations.

Memorial contributions may be made to in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Published in the News Journal on May 9, 2013
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