Billy Don Crawford, age 72, passed away in Longview, Texas on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Affectionately known as “Pops” or “Old Bill” to those who knew and loved him, he was born on November 12, 1947 in Hope, Arkansas to Lester and Vida (Anderson) Crawford. At the age of two, his family moved to Waskom, Texas where he lived for 60+ years until he moved to Marshall. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Vida Crawford; his mother-in-law, Murline “Maw” Mayes; his grandson, Cody Allen Crawford, Jr.; and his brothers, Olin Crawford, Odell Crawford, Virgil Crawford and Harold Crawford. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Donna Darlene Crawford; his children, Dana Lynn Crawford, Robin Ann (Crawford) Raven and her husband, Robert, Cody Allen Crawford and his wife, Chansonique, Joseph Ryan Crawford and Makayla Nicole Galvan; his grandchildren, Gloria Danielle Crawford, Julia Michelle Crawford, Regina Nicole Raven, Rickey Jay Raven and Jordan Michael Galvan. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, special friend, Daily Haggerty, other family members and many friends. Billy worked at Kelly’s Truck Stop in Greenwood, Louisiana for many years and had a great sense of humor. He also loved doing odd jobs such as cutting grass and helping anyone who had a need. He loved wrestling, fried chicken, M&Ms, Skoal and Coke but his true passion in life was his family, whom he adored. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests and would appreciate memorial donations to assist with medical and funeral expenses to Meadowbrook Funeral Home or to his GoFundMe account set up on line. Online condolences may be offered at www.meadowbrookfh.com
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