The Pryor Times


April 27, 2013

Obituary- Larry Crawford

Graveside services for Larry D. Crawford, 62, Owasso are 2 p.m. Monday April 29, 2013 at Kansas Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by the Ft. Sill Funeral Honors Team. Visitation is from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday April 28, 2013 at Key Funeral Home in Pryor. Services are under the direction of Key Funeral Home in Pryor.

Larry Dean Crawford was born on July 26, 1950 in Oklahoma City to Charles Thomas and Juanita (Padgett) Crawford. He passed away on Tuesday April 23, 2013 in Tulsa at the age of 62.

Crawfod grew up and attended school in Iuka, Miss. graduating from Iuka High School in 1967. He joined the United States Air Force in December of 1968 and served in the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged in January of 1973. He returned home and attended Temple University in Philadelphia where he studied and received an Associate’s Degree in Horticulture.

He moved to Tulsa in 1975 to live near his sister and remained there.

He had three children, Daniel, Nathan and Sarah and was very involved in their lives. He worked in the landscaping industry in Tulsa for several years and eventually started his own business, Owasso Sod Store, in 1981. He and Linda Dawn Keith were married on Dec. 22, 1990 in Tulsa and they made their home in Owasso.

He loved gardening and landscaping and also enjoyed just taking a nice walk. He was a very supportive dad who loved watching his kids play sports and was always their biggest fan. He was a sports fanatic and knew all kinds of stats about his favorite players in football and basketball but he enjoyed watching all sports.

He was a member of First Christian Church in Owasso. He was a wonderful friend to many; he never met a stranger and he was always willing to help anyone in need.

He is survived by his wife Linda of the home, five children Daniel Crawford and wife Jaci of Owasso, Nathan Crawford of Owasso and Sarah Crawford of Tulsa, Shellie Shepherd of Owasso and Kimberly Richerson and husband Jim of Owasso; three grandchildren Kaylee Crawford, Lauren Batson and Noah Richerson; his parents Charles and Juanita Crawford of Iuka, Miss., and one sister Teresa Bither of Alvin, Texas.

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