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Thursday, November 20, 2014

John Crawford Sr.

John D. Crawford, Sr.
October 23, 1939 - November 19, 2014
John Dale Crawford, Sr., 75, of Charlotte, North Carolina, passed away November 19, 2014. He was born October 23, 1939 in Tate County, Mississippi, the son of John and Hazel Sinquefield Crawford. John graduated from Mississippi State University with a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering after serving four years in the United States Air Force. He was married to the former Ellen McMorrough in 1965. His career with General Electric and Lockheed Martin Aerospace carried him to live in Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Retirement brought him back to Mississippi and then to North Carolina. John was a member of Maples Memorial United Methodist Church in Olive Branch, Mississippi. Known for his sense of humor, John enjoyed meeting people, gardening, and following Mississippi State University sports.

He is survived by his wife of forty-nine years; sons, John Crawford, Jr. (Kim) of Denver, Colorado, Daniel Crawford (Shelly) of Charlotte, and Andrew Crawford of North Charleston, South Carolina; grandsons, Aidan and Benjamin Crawford; and granddaughters, Aubrey, Lily, and Elizabeth Crawford. He is also survived by sisters, Shirley Crawford Jones and Janis Crawford Leake. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Margaret Crawford York and Carolyn Crawford Haire.

Graveside services will be held at Evergreen Cemetery in Charlotte on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee.

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