Jeffrey Wayne Crawford, was born Dec. 27, 1960 at Ft. Jackson, S.C. military hospital and passed away Dec. 15, 2017 in the mountains of western North Carolina.
He was the youngest son of Gordon and Libby Crawford. His father preceded him in death in November 2001.
He is survived by his mother, Libby Crawford of New Point; his sister, Nancy Crawford of Ft. Myers, Florida; his brother, Greg and wife Joyce of Gloucester. He has two nieces, Debra Owen (Keith) of Georgia, Lara West (David) of Hayes and two nephews, Jonathon Purcell of Austin, Texas and Gary Crawford (Jenn) of Gloucester. Also surviving are five Crawford cousins of the Louisville, Kentucky area.
He worked for Crawford Moving & Storage for over 20 years and later became the owner of the Kilmarnock location.
He retired in 2007 to travel. He traveled widely as a military brat, and traveling more was his dream. He did it, with his traveling dog, Buddy Romeo.
Some fond family memories of Jeff’s earlier years: his dad always described him as a big bear with a soft heart. We remember as a very young fourth grader, with the reality we might be moving to the country, he asked his dad, “Can I play Army there and dig a foxhole?” He did. He also wanted to raise chickens; he did, only to learn about red foxes that raided his chicken coop. He loved playing pool with the young boys of our neighborhood, in Mrs. Marjorie Foster’s basement. He later learned about crabbing, fishing, boating and just having fun on Queens Creek, again with his many good friends. He went on to play in the band and football at M.H.S. After graduation, he attended E.C.P.I. of Norfolk and worked 2-3 years in the computer field in Richmond, prior to joining Crawford Moving & Storage in Mathews. Jeff will be forever loved and missed by his family and many friends.
There will be a private family service at a later date.