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1943 James 2021

James E. Crawford

February 3, 1943 — February 25, 2021

James Edgar Crawford, 78, of Independence, Missouri, was born, February 3, 1943, in Pleasant Hill, Missouri, the son of Sherman O. and Maggie E. (Burgin) Crawford. He departed this life, Thursday, February 25, 2021, at the Centerpoint Hospital, Independence.

Jim was a 1961 Pleasant Hill High School graduate.

He was a United States Navy veteran.

In 1963, he was united in marriage to Sue McDaniel in Pleasant Hill; they divorced in 1971. On August 15, 1981, he was united in marriage to Susan K. (Roe) Neuberger in Wallace, Idaho.

Jim was employed as Long Haul Truck Driver for Consolidated Freightways for 32 years. Following retirement from Consolidated he owned and operated his own trucking company Suzz Express, Inc. He was a member of the Teamsters Union Local #690, Kansas City. He also enjoyed working on the farm with his sheep and cattle, and wood working.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; his step-father, Ed Young; one brother, John Crawford; and one sister, Minnie Mae (Crawford) McKee.

He is survived by his wife Sue of the home; two sons, Jimmy Joe (and Lynn) Crawford of Independence, and Mickie Crawford of Kansas City, Kansas; one daughter, Susan (and George) Folkert of Kearney, Missouri; two stepsons, Dale (and Monica) Neuberger of San Antonio, Texas, and Keith Neuberger of Hayden Lake, Idaho; 11 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; one brother, Robert “Bob” (and Donna) Crawford of Pleasant Hill; two sisters, Alice Berry of Mission, Texas, and Margaret (and John) Ford of Blue Springs, Missouri; other relatives and friends.

Per Jim’s request cremation has been accorded. Private inurnment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery with full military honors by the United States Navy and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118 Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the V.F.W. Post #3118 Veterans Relief Fund and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550
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