1944 - 2021
CRAWFORD, William W.



August 7, 1944 –

November 20, 2021

William W. Crawford was born in Dayton, Ohio, on August 7, 1944. Affectionately known as Bill to his family and friends, He graduated from Roosevelt High School, Class of 1962. After graduation Bill joined the United States Marine Corps serving for six years, including two tours of duty in Vietnam. Receiving an Honorable Discharge from the USMC, he returned to Dayton, Ohio.

Following his military service, Bill began a career at Delco Products Division of General Motors and retired after more than 30 years.

After a lengthy illness William (Bill) Crawford passed away on Saturday, November 20, 2021, at the age of 77 at Miami Valley Hospital.

Bill was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy L. (Crawford) Robertson; father, Nathaniel L. Robertson; brothers Eugene Crawford, Lee E. Johnson, James B. Robertson, and sister, Victoria Robertson.

He leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Rodney Jerome (Monica) Crawford of Dallas, Texas, and William Nathan Crawford of Dayton, Ohio; stepdaughter, Yvonne Marlow of Dayton, Ohio, brother, Donald Robertson of Troy, Ohio; sister, Diane Dotson of El Paso, Texas; and devoted friends, Brittany Farmer-Giordano and Amanda Helton.

Bill loved to hang out with his numerous friends at Fricker's. This often led to fishing, golfing, and occasionally camping out. Bill was also an avid bird watcher around Eastwood Lake.

Bill Crawford requested that his body be donated to the Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, Anatomical Gift Program.

Memorial Service:

Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, 6:00 PM

St John's United Church of Christ

515 E 3rd Street

Dayton, OH 45402

Published by Dayton Daily News on Nov. 28, 2021.
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Memorial service
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515 E 3rd Street, Dayton, OH
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We love and will miss terribly our dear friend. He was our confidante and companion during both great times and life challenges. He will be missed, but we take comfort in the knowledge that he is now truly at peace. Till we meet again my sweet William:)
Robert & Monica Mantia
December 2, 2021
I didn´t know Bill well, my brother knew Bill well and, I guess by osmosis, I got to know Bill a little bit. Every time I saw him he gave me a smile and we´d chat just little, that was primarily at Frickers. But I watched and, I know that it´s impossible for anyone to always be in a good mood but it sure seemed like Bill was. EVERYBODY said hi to Bill and they always got that smile and a hello back. I really hope that he and Bobby are together again talking, laughing, happy.....and, yeah, probably having a beer. I know they would both like that, it´s been about 10 years, they got a lot to catch up on. Rest In Peace, Bill.
Jon Bossong
November 28, 2021
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