Charles Wagner Crawford, known to many simply as Papa, was born September 5, 1937, to Wagner Rush and Winona Grace (Kester) Crawford in Nevada, Missouri. He passed away September 19, 2019, in Harrisonville, Missouri.
Charles was a family man. In his free time, you might find him pushing a stroller, spending time with his grandkids, or great-grandkids, possibly winning a game of checkers, mowing grass or tending to his roses.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Carol Duncan, his eldest son, Dr. Jeffrey Crawford, and two infant grandchildren, Whitney and Nicholas.
Charles is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Joyce Crawford, his son Todd Crawford (Teddi); his daughter Shelley Kaiser (Wade); his grandchildren, Jenna Crawford, Drew Sells (Marquez Butler), Jordan Budzick (Daniel), and Sydney Sells (Matt Rand); his great grandchildren, Kelsey, Emma and Liam; a sister, Pat McElwain and a brother, Raymond Crawford; along with many other family and friends.
A Celebration of Life Service was held Saturday, September 28, 2019 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.
Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the National MS Society.