Born 7-10-1950 -- Died 5-21-2007
Alan Roy Crawford was born July 10, 1950, in Thayer, Mo., the son of Roy Crawford and Euna Kem Crawford.
He died May 21, 2007, at West ?Plains, Mo., at the age of 56.
He was united in marriage on June 5, 1970, at Thayer, Mo., to Mary Goins.
He enjoyed life and greeting his many friends as he served as route salesman for Hiland Dairy, Colonial Bread Company and Butternut Bread Company for many years.
He was a member of Teamster Union 245 for a total of 33 years.
He was a member of the Thayer Free Will Baptist Church.
He is survived by: his wife, Mary of the family home near Mammoth Spring; one son, Heath Alan Crawford and wife Jennifer, of Thayer, Mo.; one daughter, Heather Robin King and husband, John, of Thayer, Mo.; 7 grandchildren, Rowdy Crawford, Rumour Crawford, Kyla Crawford, Kyla Crawford, Dalton Heath Crawford, Molly King, Meghan King and Oran King; one brother, Don Crawford and wife, Imogene, of Salem, Ark.; one sister, Jean Simer and husband, Alan, of Thayer; several nieces; nephews; cousins; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Euna Crawford; one brother, Danny Joe Crawford; two sisters, Inez Crawford and Joyce Under-wood; one niece, Karen Clinkingbeard and one great-nephew, Tyler Simer.
Funeral services were held May 25 at the Carter Funeral?Home Chapel in Thayer with Rev. Richard Robinson officiating.
Burial followed in the Thayer Cemetery with arrangements being made under the direction of the Carter Funeral Home of Thayer.
Pallbearers were Heath Crawford, Danny Simer, Kenny Crawford, John King, Scotty Simer and Gary Stone.
Honorary pallbearers included Dan Wrenfrow, Timmy Wrenfrow, Calvin Crawford, Joey Russell, Alan Russell and Robert Poulette.