Howard Dale Crawford age 85, of Lima, died May 8, 2017. He was born May 29, 1931 in Lima to Morgan and Gladys Crawford, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 67 years Virginia Lee Lowry, Crawford. Who he married July 31, 1949, and they had 2 sons: Randy Dale Crawford, wife Mary Danik Crawford of Cleveland, Ohio and Richard Lee Crawford, wife Jane Rickenberg Crawford of Napoleon, Ohio, 6 grandchildren Michael, Marianne, Jeffery, Renee, Joseph and Daniel; 3 step grandchildren Jessica, Angela and Ashley and 5 great grandchildren: Brian, Ashley, Kelsey, Trey and Michael.
Mr. Crawford attended Shawnee Alliance Church and his hobbies included fishing, wood carving, lawn work and he wrote 3 books. Mr. Crawford retired from Ford Motor Company in 1987 after 30 years of service in both Engineering and Production, working in the US and foreign service in Argentina and Mexico.
The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m., Thursday, May 11, 2017 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. The funeral will follow at 4 with Pastor Daniel Messner officiating.
Memorial contributions may be given to Shawnee Alliance Church.
Date: Thursday, May 11, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm