Elmer Ray Crawford, 76, Fall Branch, went to his heavenly home Dec. 25, 2011 at the Wellmont Hospice House, Bristol.
Because of illness, Ray has not been attending church but he was a Christian. Ray retired from the Johnson City Power Board and he will be missed on the golf course. He was a loving husband, father, brother and Papaw.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Crawford, his parents Carl and Bertha Crawford, several brothers, Joe Crawford, Verlin Crawford, Kenny Crawford, Cleo Crawford, Jackie Crawford, his twin brother Delmer Crawford, and his only sister, Mae Crawford.
He is survived by his daughter, Tricia Crawford, Kingsport, TN; sons Glenn (Linda) Crawford, North Pole, Alaska, and Tony (Carolyn) Rutledge, Kingsport, TN; grandchildren, Samantha and Shelby Clark, Kingsport, TN, Cameron and Cacie Crawford, Alaska, Steffanie and Jozie Rutledge, Kingsport, TN; brothers Carl (Angie) Crawford, Jr., Maryland and Glen Crawford, Kingsport, TN; sisters-in-law Paula Crawford, Kingsport, TN and Louise Crawford, Kingsport, TN; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, December 27, 2011 from 5:00pm-7:00pm at Hamlett-Dobson, Kingsport. Services will follow at 7:00pm with Rev. Jesse Crawford officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 10:00am at Lovelace Baptist Church Cemetery, Rev. Allen Brummett officiating.
Pallbearers will be Leonard Melear, E.B. Moore, Brandon Fender, Chad Crawford, Rev. Harold Morelock and Roy Berryman. Honorary pallbearers will be Glenn Crawford and Cameron Crawford.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lovelace Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 930 Ryan Road, Fall Branch, TN or Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steeles Rd., Bristol, TN 37620.
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Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Elmer Ray Crawford.