Obituary: Richard A. Crawford



Richard A. Crawford, 82, Noblesville, died June 4 at Bickford of Carmel. He was born Dec. 26, 1933 to David and Grace (Coleman) Crawford in Dixon, Ill.

Richard’s strong faith was fundamental in his life, as well as serving others. A member of Harbour Shores Church, he volunteered for the American Red Cross and the Veteran’s Hospital. Richard graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Chemical Engineering and proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He was vice president and plant manager for National Standard in Niles, Mich. and Corbin, Ky.

Richard is survived by two sons, Scott (Linza) Crawford of Greeneville, Tenn., and Steve (Christa) Crawford of Granger, Ind., daughter Kathy (Joe) Cox of Fishers, brother David Crawford of Houston, Texas, grandchildren Seth, Alexa, Samuel, Abigail, Ellie, Elliott and Emma, and his beloved dog, Brewster.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Crawford in August 2009.

Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. June 8 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Rd., Noblesville. Services were held at 11 a.m. June 9 at the funeral home, with Pastor Don Jennings officiating. Burial was at Crownland Cemetery in Noblesville.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, 3737 Waldemere Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46241; or Salvation Army, Memorial Program, 3100 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208; or Harbour Shores Church Missionary Fund, 8011 E. 216th St., Cicero, IN 46034.