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Joseph E. Crawford

August 29, 1942 — April 16, 2022


Joseph “Joe” Earl Crawford, 79, of Lancaster, Ohio passed away peacefully at the Pickering House on Saturday, April 16, 2022. He is now with the love of his life Roberta.

He was a member of the Lancaster United Brethren Church.

Joe was most proud of his sons, and grandchildren. He is survived by his sons Jeff (Shelley) Crawford and Dan (Tammy) Crawford; grandson Colin (Marissa) Crawford; granddaughter Maddy Crawford; brothers Larry (Cathy) Crawford and Gary (Sandy) Crawford; sister Diana Junge; and sister-in-law Donna.

Joe is preceded in death by his parents Earl and Margie Crawford; his loving wife of 59 years Roberta “Berty” Sue Crawford; and brother Clarence Baden.

Caring Cremation® is being handled by the FRANK E. SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 405 N. COLUMBUS ST., LANCASTER, OHIO 43130. A private graveside service will be held at Floral Hills Memory Gardens at a later date.

Memorial gifts may be given to the Lancaster United Brethren Church, 1125 Pleasantville Rd., Lancaster, Ohio 43130.

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