Dr. Ronald Lester Crawford

September 15, 1917June 12, 2019

CHAPIN – Funeral services for Dr. Ronald Crawford, 101, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Chapin United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends following the service at the church. Interment will be at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2019 in Old Silver Brook Cemetery, Anderson, SC. Memorials may be made to the Boys Farm Inc., 6655 SC34, Newberry, SC 29108. Dr. Crawford was born September 15, 1917 in Reynoldville, PA and passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. He was the son of the late Samuel M. and Alice Snyder Crawford. He is survived by many nieces and nephews in his family, as well as his wife’s family. Dr. Crawford served in World War II in Italy and the Korean War. He owned Chapin Pharmacy in Chapin, SC and was a proud supporter of Chapin High School. Dr. Crawford was a member of the SC Pharmaceutical Association, Chapin Ruritan Club, Chapin American Legion Post 193 and the Chapin Hardee’s “Country Club”. He was a friend to the whole community of Chapin, and he employed many young ladies in Chapin that he considered family. He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth Altman Crawford, and passed away on what would have been their 65th wedding anniversary. He lived his last three years at Harbison Hall. Many thanks to all the staff at Harbison Hall and MSA Hospice who ministered to him in his last days. Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Chapin Chapel, is assisting the family with arrangements.


  • Boys Farm Inc


  • Funeral Service Sunday, June 16, 2019
  • Visitation following the service Sunday, June 16, 2019
  • Burial Monday, June 17, 2019


Dr. Ronald Lester Crawford

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Mary Jo-Tom Fuller

June 15, 2019

I worked for Dr Crawford as a high school student and have enjoyed knowing him for years. Tom . We are sad to hear of his passing.

Tracey Chadwick

June 12, 2019

Uncle Ron was the best of the best. I loved all the knowledge he shared with my twins and me over the last year's. One of the sweetest kindest gentleman you could ever hope to meet.

Helen Dasher

June 12, 2019

A Friend, kind, gentle and loving. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

John Shealy

June 12, 2019

Many wonderful memories of talking and seeing Doc. He was such a wealth of knowledge on many topics. Enjoyed listening to his many stories. Such wisdom, our loss is heavens gain.

John & Karen Shealy Chapin, SC