Visitation: Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 12-2 at the Schipper Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 2 pm also at the Schipper Funeral Home.
Henry Earl Crawford age 74 of Colon, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019 at his home after several months of failing health.
Earl was born August 12, 1944 in Senath, Missouri a son to the late Percy and Amelia (Ball) Crawford.
He had lived most of his adult life in Colon where he had worked as a truck driver and had also farmed.
On October 21, 1964 he married Carol Wadsworth in Colon.
Earl had served in the U. S. Navy and was a former member of the Colon American Legion.
He enjoyed fishing, race car driving, and watching his grandchildren’s sporting events.
He is survived by his wife Carol Crawford of Colon, 3 children; H. Earl Crawford Jr. of Colon, Gola (Jerry) Patterson of Albion and George (Krystal) Crawford of Colon, grandchildren; Shane, Rudie, Anthony, Rachael, Trevor, Murphy, Shareena, Brandon, Braeona, Fibi, Emily Aryann, Corey and Joa, great grandchildren; Natallie, Benjamin and one on the way, 2 sister; Margaret (Chuck) Dinslet of Constantine and Paulene (John) Cline of Three Rivers, 5 half brothers and sisters and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a grandson Darion Lantz.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 12:00 noon till 2:00 P.M. at the Schipper Funeral Home LTD. in Colon. A funeral service celebrating the life of H. Earl Crawford will then take place at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. David J. Farrell officiating. Cremation will follow, with private burial of ashes at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.