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William E Crawford

Birth Date: September 16, 1932
Death Date: August 24, 2017

William “Bill” Eugene Crawford, 84, of Decatur, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017, at Decatur Memorials Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
Bill was born September 16, 1932, in Decatur, IL to Orville and Edna May (Smith) Crawford. While in the United States Army, Bill married Marlene Crew on April 15, 1953, in Decatur, IL. Bill was a member of Clazier local 1168 for more than 50 years.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marlene of Decatur; three sons, Paul (Debbie) Crawford of DeSoto, Bob (Rita) Crawford of Mt. Zion and Rick (Mitzy) Crawford of Lake Fork; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Eddie Crawford and his sister, Norma Jean Walters.
To celebrate the life of Bill Crawford, visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, September 1, 2017, at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home.
The family of Bill Crawford is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

Video Tribute for Bill Crawford:

September 1, 2017
5:00 pm
- 7:00 pm
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. Marlene and family,
    I was so saddened to see that Bill passed on. Please know that I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers, especially during these difficult days. I will remember all the fun and laugher we had at PrairieLand, those were the good ole days. May God give you peace and have love surround you till you meet again.
    Big hug, Lois (Gordy) Stewart

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