1925 - 2013
Charley A. Crawford, 88, of Hatton, passed away on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at the Mexico Veterans' Home. He was born January 16, 1925, in Olean, the son of the late John Crawford and Birdie (Cunningham) Crawford. On May 22, 1960, he was united in marriage to Dorothy (Mealy) Crawford, who survives his passing at the home. Charley was a member and a Deacon of Rising Sun Baptist Church. He served in the US Army from 1944-1946 as a Cavalry Trooper in the China-Burma-India Theatre. After his service to our country, Charley was a lifelong farmer and also worked as an insurance agent for Farmers' Mutual Insurance from 1974 until his retirement in 1996. He was a member of The Gideons International and served as treasurer on the Callaway Electric Board and also worked in the ASCS Office. In addition to his wife, Charley will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by two sons, Greg Crawford of Columbia, and Gary Crawford and wife Judy of Hatton; one daughter, Marla McCowan and husband Matthew of Hatton; six grandchildren, Michaela Crawford, Adam Crawford, William Crawford, Joseph Crawford, Zachary McCowan, and Joshua McCowan. In addition to his parents, Charley was preceded in death by three brothers, Glen Crawford, Truman Crawford, and Ralph Crawford; and three sisters, Mildred Winterbower, Myrtle Keeling, and Edna Worthy. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, July 15, 2013, at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at Rising Sun Baptist Church in Auxvasse with Dr. Charles Brown officiating. Interment will be held at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Hatton. Memorial contributions may be made to Rising Sun Baptist Church or the Mexico Veterans' Home c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Blvd, Fulton, MO 65251. Online condolences may be shared at www.MaupinFuneralHome.com.