Mr. Charles S. Crawford, 77, of Soperton, was called to Glory Sunday morning, August 11, 2013, at his residence following an extended illness.
Mr. Crawford was born in Williamsburg, Kentucky, to the late Charles Crawford and Bessie Combest Crawford. He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Betty Crawford. Mr. Crawford joined the military in 1955. Mr. Crawford was in the United States Air Force
and served in the Korean War
and Vietnam War
. After serving in the military, he moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Crawford moved to Swainsboro in 1971. He was a self-employed contractor and was in the Georgia State Defense Guard for 15 years. Mr. Crawford was a past member of the Swainsboro Masonic Lodge #244 and Past Patrian of the Swainsboro Eastern Star #139. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church for nine years.
Survivors include his son, Chuck (Pam) Crawford of Statesboro; daughter, Charlotte Davis of Soperton; brother, Wiley Crawford of Detroit, Michigan; sisters, Betty Rosen, Peggy West, Georgette Burress and Bonnie Schenz, all of Cincinnati, Ohio; sister-in-law, Bertha Crawford of Cincinnati, Ohio; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The service will be held at the Southside Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Friday morning, August 16, 2013, with the Reverend Earl Warnock and Chaplain Roger Holley officiating.
Mr. Crawford will lie in state one hour prior to service.
Burial will be in the Midville City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Paynter, Steve Burress, Davey Saxon, Linwood McNure, Stan Kendall and Charles Proctor.
Condolences may be expressed at www.chapmanfhofswainsboro.com.
Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of the arrangements for the funeral of Mr. Charles S. Crawford, 77, of Soperton.
Statesboro Herald, August 16, 2013
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