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Thursday March 30th, 2017
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Thursday March 30th, 2017

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William R. "Bill" Crawford

William R. "Bill" Crawford, age 65, 911 Papermill Road, Bloomsburg, died at his home at 7 a. m. Sunday, March 26, 2017. He was in failing health for 12 years.

Born in Bloomsburg on July 22, 1951, he was a son of the late Joseph D., Sr. and Mary A. (Yohey) Crawford. He was a 1969 graduate of Central Columbia High School.

Bill owned "Bill Crawford Auto Sales" on Route 11 for 32 years, until retiring due to health issues in 2015.

He was a member of Bloomsburg Elks Lodge 436; Columbia Valley Moose Lodge 623; Oriental Lodge 460, F & AM, Orangeville; and Caldwell Consistory, Bloomsburg.

Bill loved cars and auto racing. He was a sprint car owner with wins at Port Royal and Selinsgrove Raceways, receiving national honors. His hobby was classic cars, buying,  selling and owning them. He enjoyed watching UFC wrestling and car races.

Bill is survived by two sons: William R. "Billy" Crawford, II and his wife Keri, with whom he last resided and Mitchell R. Crawford, Seattle, Wash.; two granddaughters: Olivia P. Crawford and Emma G. Crawford; five siblings: Joseph D. Crawford, Jr., Rochelle,  Va.; Robert J. Crawford, and his wife Darlene, Bloomsburg; Bonnie J. Crawford, Winter Springs, Fla.; Thomas L. Crawford, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; James E. Crawford, and his wife MaryEllen,. Bloomsburg; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 7 p. m. in the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral HOme & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg, with the Rev. Dr. L. Lee Barnhardt, pastor of First English Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in New Rosemont Cemetery, Espy. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p. m. Thursday at the funeral home.


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A candle was lit in memory of William Crawford

Marilyn Sims May 28 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William Crawford

Mr. & Mrs. David Barrett & Family Apr 18 2017 12:00 AM

Thanks Jessie

Billy Crawford Apr 6 2017 12:00 AM

God Bless you Billy, and family. You lost a great Man, Father, Friend and Hero! We will NEVER forget your Pop!

Jesse Deets Apr 6 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William Crawford

Bonnie Cole Apr 1 2017 12:00 AM

RIP Bill. I met Bill through the Danville Auto Auction. Bill was an honest man and a good friend. I will miss you Bill. Condolences to your family.

Ron Blackledge Mar 31 2017 12:00 AM

Thank you.

Billy Crawford Mar 30 2017 12:00 AM

Thank you Erin.

Billy Crawford Mar 30 2017 12:00 AM

Thank you Pat.

Billy Crawford Mar 30 2017 12:00 AM

Thank you Mark.

Billy Crawford Mar 30 2017 12:00 AM

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