CRAWFORD, William B. 81, Xenia, passed away Friday evening, September 5, 2003, at Greene Memorial Hospital. He was born October 15, 1921, in Xenia, the son of Grover C. and Esther Babb Crawford. He was a member of the Xenia Friends Church, a Major in the US Air Force, serving in World War II, member of the American Legion Post #95, Xenia Elks Lodge #668, Civil Air Patrol, Retired Officers Club, Amateur Ham Radio operator, Greene Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and longtime employee of Lang's Chevrolet. He is survived by his wife, Marjorie L. (Sheley) Crawford, whom he married March 11, 19144, three sons and daughters-in-law William Dennis Crawford and Marcella, Mansfield, David A. and Lee Crawford, Beavercreek, and Michael and Janice Crawford, Beavercreek, a daughter son-in-law, Linda Lee and Gary Peach, Rocky Mount, N. C., six grandchildren, Christopher Wilhem, Christina Crawford, Lissa Crawford, Kira Crawford, Bryce Millikin, and Angela Ryan, three great-grandchildren, Brenna Millikin, Owin Crawford, Elijah Crawford, and a brother and sister-in-law, Robert C. and Loraine Crawford, Xenia. Services will be held at 10 A.M. Wednesday, September 10, at the Neeld Funeral Home, 1276 N. Detroit St., Xenia. Visitation will be held from 6-8 P.M. Tuesday, with American Legion services at 8pm. Burial be in Woodland Cemetery. Contributions may be made to a favorite charity.

First published in DDN on Sep 07 2003