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Alvin Ray Crawford
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Obituary for Alvin Ray Crawford

Alvin Ray Crawford has ascended to Heaven to be with our Heavenly Father on June
29th, 2018 at 4:57 PM. A loving father, devoted husband, loved brother and uncle, and
a Grand and Great Grandfather he was loved by all who knew him.

He was born to Frances and Leonard Crawford in 1945 in McKinney, TX and spent his
early life growing up with and picking on his sisters Helen, Irene, Anita, Kathy, and
Sheila. He had one brother, Ernest Lee, who died shortly after birth. After reaching the
age of enlistment, he enlisted in the Army in October 1965 during the height of the
Vietnam War and drove a Medic Unit at Fort Polk.

While there he married the love of his life Barbara Ellen Bowman on 12/17/1966 that he
had known since Middle School. Their lifetime of love would bring them two sons,
Michael Ray Crawford in 1970 and Darrell Dwayne Crawford in 1972.
Alvin spent the majority of his civilian life working in Electrical Maintenance for Capitol
Wire, retiring from there and working after retirement at Encore Wire and United

He was preceded in death by his parents Leonard and Frances Crawford, his brother
Ernest Lee Crawford, and his sister Helen Crawford.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Barbara Ellen Crawford, his sisters Irene
Maine, of Gunter, TX, Anita and her husband Jim Maddox, of Marianna, Arkansas,
Kathy Crawford of Denton, TX, Shelia and her husband Jesse Latham of GUNTER, TX,
his sons Michael and his wife Janice Crawford of Princeton, TX and Darrell and his wife
Amanda Crawford of Princeton, TX. Grandkids Justin, Chad, Bradley, Makena, and
Carlee Crawford of Princeton Texas and his Great Grandkid Destiny Crawford of
Mineola. And many others in his loving family who will miss him dearly.

Services will be held at 10:30AM Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Scoggins Funeral Home Chapel in Van Alstyne, TX; with the burial to follow at the Van Alstyne Cemetery, the Family will receive friends Friday, July 6, 2018 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the funeral home. The family would like for everyone to consider a donation to Stand Up 2 Cancer in his name in lieu of flowers.

Services are under the direction of Scoggins Funeral Home & Crematory, 637 W. Van Alstyne, Pkwy. Van Alstyne TX; 75495. You may sign the online register book at

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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Scoggins Funeral Home & Crematory

637 West Van Alstyne Parkway
Van Alstyne, TX 75495





10:30 AM
Scoggins Funeral Home & Crematory

637 West Van Alstyne Parkway
Van Alstyne, TX 75495

Cemetery Details


Van Alstyne Cemetery

South Sherman Street
Van Alstyne , TX 75495


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