Chester Paul Crawford, Sr.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Chester Paul Crawford, Sr., 72, of Rector, died Sunday, August 24, 2014, at the Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro.

Mr. Crawford retired from Emerson Electric in Kennett and was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed working on old cars.

Survivors include two sons, Chester Paul Crawford, Jr. and family of Paragould and Jerry Crawford and wife, Annette, of Rector; five brothers, Byron Crawford, Wayne Crawford, and Joey Crawford, all of Rector, Kenneth Crawford of Mt. Home, and Dale Crawford of Piggott. He is also survived by four sisters, Madge Callantine and Veda Holligan, both of Mt. Home, Pat Dillard of Bull Shoals, and Gayla Rice of Hot Springs; other family, Bill and Linda Sweetwood of Maynard; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Granville Howard and Jewel Othene Merridith Crawford; two brothers, Monty Crawford and Jerry Crawford; and one sister, Alma Jean Crawford.

Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home of Rector.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m., Friday, August 29th, at Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel, Rector, with Kenny Burns officiating. Burial will follow in the Mitchell Cemetery at Greenway.

Pallbearers will be Stan Crawford, Ted Dearin, Jeff Douglas, Chris Crawford, Canaan Farmer, and Ronnie Joiner.

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