Thomas F. Crawford, 89, of Conroe, Texas, passed away peacefully on Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021, in Conroe.
Tom's story begins February 14, 1932, a "Valentine" baby, born in Morgantown, W.Va., and the middle son of Russell and Gladys Crawford.
He grew up in Dilliner, where he fell in love and married Jean Garrison, his high school sweetheart.
Tom started work as a cable tool driller for gas to supply the furnaces of the Houze Glass Company in Point Marion. As luck would have it, Tom was hired by Texaco and was transferred to Venezuela, followed by other transfers to Houma, La., and Ecuador. During his employment with Texaco, he held various positions in the oil and gas production.
He was the loving father to two children, Frank Crawford and Mercedes I. Crawford-Jones; proud grandfather to Kimberly, Ashley, Brittney, Logan and Dawson; and great-grandfather to Thomas, Ella and Brock. "Pop pop" will surely be missed by his family and friends. We know he is in a better place now.
Friends are invited to join Tom's family for graveside services in Wolf's Cemetery, Dilliner, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 23, with the Rev. Kenneth Haines, of the Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, officiating.
A guest luncheon will be held at noon in the church.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.herod-rishel.com.