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Crawford, Jr., Ralph Ernest

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May 12, 1942 - June 15, 2020

Crawford, Jr., Ralph Ernest

On Monday, June 15, 2020, Ralph E. Crawford Jr., 78, from Plano, Texas went home to be with Jesus.

He was born on May 12, 1942 in Beaumont, Texas. After graduating from McAllen High School, Ralph entered the United States Marine Corp. After serving his country for several years, he moved back to McAllen where he eventually met the love of his life, Betty. Ralph and Betty married on December 15, 1982.

Ralph loved hunting, the hill country, and spending as much time as possible with his large extended family. Ralph never met a stranger and was the most loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Survivors include his wife Betty Crawford of Plano, Texas and his children Jeanene Crawford Cady, Charles Jeffery Crawford, Amy Dione Glover, Gregory Alan Crawford, and Ashley Crawford Davis, along with ten grandchildren with two more on the way, and a great-granddaughter.

Ralph will be laid to rest at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, and a memorial service will be held later when relatives and friends can join to celebrate his wonderful life.

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Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75252

(214) 306-6700

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David Elizondo

June 24, 2020 1:36AM

Thank you for your service to our great country Marine. Semper Fidelis and Godspeed marine. I can't say I recall meeting you but I am a friend of your son and I can see in him that he was raised by a great man. Rest in peace brother.

Julie Crawford

June 20, 2020 10:06PM

To a man who was so loved and cared so much for his family. We love and miss you each day. You were Thebes’s Papa to Jeremiah and all your grandkids❤️We will see you again and what a glorious day it will be. I pray you get to look down on us as we go through our days. Love you!
Daughter in love-Julie