Walter Beverly Crawford, 94, longtime resident of Greenville, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 18, 2021.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. He loved his family with all of his heart and delighted in time spent with them. He treated all of his dogs like family too. He was known to all as an avid Clemson fan and golfer.
Walt was the son of the late John Osborne and Sonora Crawford. He attended Greenville High School before serving in the Navy from 1944-1946 on the USS Chara.
He was the retired owner of Crawford’s Appliances from 1966- 1999. He was a Clemson IPTAY Member for 51 years and also served as an IPTAY Representative for many years. He was a former member of Grenville Country Club and a member of Taylors First Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Donna Parker Crawford; three daughters and sons in law, Beverly and Jim Simes of Anderson, Brenda and Eddie Cisson of Seneca, and Barbara and Rob Reeves of Greenville; grandchildren Shannon Henderson Thomas (Bryan) of Florida, Laurie Henderson Register (Nick) of Virginia, Jamie Henderson Swierzbin (Craig) of Florida, Kelly McCorkle Parkison (Scott) of Tennessee, Brent McCorkle (Emily) of Mexico, Courtney Cisson Hall (Ed) of California, Austin Reeves (Jenn) of Grenville, Crawford Reeves (Jordan) of Greenville, and Marion Reeves (fiancé Ryan) of Greenville. He is also survived by his sister Sonora Locke.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Martin Crawford; brothers, Curtis Crawford, John Crawford, and sister, Bertha Martin.
The family would like to thank Patriot Hospice Care for their dedication over the past several years.
A private family service was held on Friday, April 23, 2021.
Memorials may be made to the Greenville Humane Society, South Carolina Junior Golf Association, or a charity of one’s choice.
Condolences or your favorite memory of Walter may be left for the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee.com.