Benjamin Crawford

November 30, 1919 - February 15, 2013
Benjamin Crawford

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Benjamin Franklin ìFrankî Crawford, 93 of Hendersonville, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2013 at Sunnybrook Assisted Living.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Henderson County; and was born on November 30, 1919 in Tuxedo, NC to the late Ella Bayne & Walter E. Crawford, Sr. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Imogene Crawford who died on May 15, 2007.

Frank served his country in the US Army during WWII from January 9, 1942 to November 7, 1944. He was wounded in combat in Italy in 1944, and was awarded a Purple Heart, and was honorably discharged the same year. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Hendersonville for over 60 years, the Hedrick-Rhodes VFW Post 5206, and the Hubert M. Smith American Legion Post 77 where he served as past Commander.

He is survived by a brother, C. William Crawford of Hendersonville; two sons, Donald W. Crawford and his wife Janice of Lilburn, GA and C. Eugene ìGeneî Crawford and his wife Pamela of Loganville, GA; four grandchildren, Erik Crawford and his wife Adrienne of Atlanta, GA, Michael Crawford and his wife Jessica of McDonough, GA, Heather Robinson of Lawrenceville, GA, and David Crawford and his wife Lauren of Atlanta, GA; five great grandchildren, Keleigh Robinson, Brook & Blake Crawford, and Owen & Emmerson Crawford; and numerous nieces & nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00AM on Monday, February 18, 2013 at the Kirby Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home with Rev. Wally Shamburger officiating. Interment will follow with military honors at Shepherd Memorial Park. The grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Those that desire, memorial contributions may be sent to: Special Olympics North Carolina, 2200 Gateway Centr. Blvd. Ste. 201, Morrisville, NC 27560.

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  • February 17, 2013
    Fred & Suzie Dorsey says:
    Our prayers are for the family. We knew Frank & Billy growing up and have good memories of many years. Bless you all. Fred & Suzie Dorsey

  • February 17, 2013
    Linda Lowe Maddox says:
    Dear Donnie and Gene, I am so sorry to hear that your Dad has died. Frank and Imogene (and you guys) were wonderful neighbors and friends all those years ago, and we will never forget you. I know you are blessed with many wonderful memories of Frank which will be of great comfort to you now. May God bless you and your family. Love, Linda

  • February 17, 2013
    Tommy and Sharon King says:
    FRANK'S FAMILY, So sorry for your loss.I played golf with Frank at Orchard Trace and thought so much of him.We saw Frank at Sunnybrook Assisted Living in November of 2012 when my Mother was there,we visited with him for a little while,and I'm so glad we did.He will be missed by everyone that knew him,he was a great man. Our love and sympathy to all the family. Tommy & Sharon King

  • February 18, 2013
    Linda Della Torre says:
    Thoughts and prayers are with you all as you celebrate the life and memories of your loved one.

  • February 18, 2013
    Tonia says:
    My condolences to the Crawford Family. As your hearts are full of grief and pain, I pray that your family will draw comfort from the promise from God found in John 5:28, 29. Here we are assured that soon our loved ones will be resurrected back to life. May God prove to be your true source for strength and hope during this most difficult time.