Robert "Bob" Crawford, 79, of Arabia, passed away Jan. 30, 2013, at the Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Ky.
While saddened by their loss, the friends and family he left behind are comforted to know he is at peace with his Savior in paradise.
Bob was born March 23, 1933, on the family farm in Science Hill, Ky., to Leighton R. And Stella Vaught Crawford.
In addition to his parents, he also was preceded in death by two brothers, Lindsay and Carroll Crawford; three sisters, Lucille Crawford, Zella Sears and Doris Ungetheim; and his daughter-in-law, Alice Crawford.
He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara, whom he married in 1984.
Additionally, he is survived by five sons, Steve, Ralph (Althea), Greg (Kim), Mark (Chrystal) and Dean (Alicia); a stepson, Lee (Tonia); a stepdaughter, Frankie (David); eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a brother-in-law, Lindy Sears; sister-in-law, Charlotte Crawford; and four nieces and three nephews who were very special.
A graduate of both the University of Kentucky and The Ohio State University with a master's degree in animal science, Bob served Lawrence County farmers as the County Extension Agent for more than 30 years. He also served his country in the United States Air Force as a helicopter pilot. Bob was a member of McDaniels Crossroads Pentecostal in Gallipolis and also the Waterloo Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 at the McDaniels Crossroads Church with Brother David Henson and Terry Jones officiating.
Burial was in Bradshaw Cemetery.
Military graveside rites will be by the VFW Post 8850.
Pallbearers were his sons, Honorary pallbearers were Cody and Garrett Crawford, Charlie Shepherd, Adams Myers and Anthony Vallance.
The family requests donations be made to the Ashland Hospice Center, 2330 Pollard Road, Ashland, Ky., 41101.This obituary is courtesy of Morris & Hislope Funeral Home.