Posted: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 11:27 am
The Messenger, September 26, 2011
Wilford Floyd “Buck” Crawford, 87, of Union City died 3:50 p.m. Sept. 24, 2011, at Union City Manor Nursing Home.
Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. Tuesday at Old Republican Cemetery near Union City. The Rev. Melvin Wade will officiate. Family members will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends at Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home 5-8 p.m. today.
He was born Nov. 6, 1923, in Obion County, son of the late William Hardy and Erlean (Shepherd) Crawford. He married the former Mary Rebecca Prather Nov. 6, 1943. She died June 27, 1993. He was a retired employee of the City of Union City and was a Baptist.
He is survived by two daughters and his son-in-law, Louise and James Sanford of Yorkville and Jean Pierce of Union City; two sons and his daughter-in-law, Wilford Crawford and Floyd and Reba Crawford, all of Union City; his sister and brother-in-law, Rebecca and Marvin Kempf of Peoria, Ill.; eight grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, David Crawford and Sammy Crawford; two sisters, Betty Bradberry and Elizabeth Damron; and three brothers, Raymond Crawford, Herbert Crawford and James Crawford.
To view the DVD that is an online tribute, or to leave messages of condolence for the family, visit the funeral home website at www.emfuneralhome.com.