William Gale Crawford
WILLIAM GALE CRAWFORD
William Gale CRAWFORD of Spring Garden died at 2:30 a.m. Monday, December 8, 2008 at
Stonbridge Living Center in Benton
A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Kirk Cemetery in Ina, with
Elder Ralph ROCKETT, officiating. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the
Johnston Funeral Home in Ina.
Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, or the Kirk Cemetery Association
and will be accepted at the Funeral Home.
He was born Jan 14, 1915 in Jefferson County to Luther Edward and Zola Josephine
(SPURLOCK) CRAWFORD and he married Ruthella (WILLIAMS) CRAWFORD on Oct 7, 1940 in Ina
He was a Vetern of WWII and a retired farmer.
He was know affectionally as "Papa" to his family, he was a kind and gentel man,
whose favorite time included, playing music, working crossword puzzles and reading
books to his Great grandchildren and going on four-wheeler rides and taking care of
He is survived by his wife, Ruthella of Benton, son-in-law, David STIFF and wife
Tonya of Mt. Vernon and granddaughter Nancy (Jim) MONTGOMERY of Opdyke and two great
granddaughters, Anessa and Samantha MONTGOMERY
He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Marth STIFF, two brothers
and two sisters.
Date: December 2008