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George Albert Crawford, Jr.

March 18, 1939 — March 8, 2022

George Albert Crawford, Jr.

     George Albert Crawford, Jr., age 82, of Carson City, MI, passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at Sparrow Health Systems, Lansing, MI.

     Per George's wishes, cremation will take place and there will be no services.

     George was born in East Liverpool, Ohio on March 18, 1939, the son of George Albert and Florence Margaret (Schales) Crawford.  George married Lorna Wood on April 11, 1959 in Battle Creek, MI.  They were blessed with almost 63 years together.

     George graduated as the valedictorian from Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina in 1983 with an associate’s degree and was a pastor for 30 years in South Georgia.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and woodworking.  He liked classic cars and has restored a 1994 Jeep, 1947 Chevy truck and he loved his 1973 Dodge Charger.  He loved spending time with his family and many friends.

     He is survived by his wife Lorna Crawford of Carson City, MI; daughter Connie and Mike Goodknecht of Fowler, MI; son Nicholas Crawford of Fowler, MI; nine grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren; and his beloved dog Ziva.  He is also survived by siblings: James and Marjorie Crawford of Spring Hill, FL; William and Dawn Crawford of Pittsford, MI; Michael and Sandi Crawford of Ft. Meyers, FL; Gary Crawford of Plantation, FL; Edith and Michael Lewis of Melrose, FL; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and son George A. "Link" Crawford III.

     Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.  Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com.  The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.

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