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John-Floyd Crawley

July 4, 1937January 5, 2021

John-Floyd Crawley, 83, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Frye Regional Medical Center in Hickory, NC after a lengthy illness. Born to P.H. Crawley and Martha Early Crawley of Marion, on July 4, 1937, John-Floyd was referred to as a real “fire-cracker.” John-Floyd graduated from Hickory High School where he was an NC All State basketball player. He married Katharine Kanupp Crawley on February 14, 1959 and lovingly joked on their 50th, and then 60th wedding anniversary that he earned a congressional medal of honor for their long union. John-Floyd is survived by his wife Katharine of Hickory, NC, his daughter, Katrina Crawley Conwell (Randy) of Hickory, NC, his daughter Kate Crawley Hall (Chris) of Hickory, NC, grandchildren - Samantha Hoppe of Texas, Melissa Crawley of Colorado, Patrick James Crawley of NH, Kaydence Hall of Hickory, NC, and 5 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his son, Pat Crawley. In addition to a long career in Sales, John-Floyd officiated local baseball, basketball and football games for many years. He was a member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod where he participated in several Bible Study groups and was a member of the Men’s Sunday School Class. Due to Covid-19, a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be sent to the Good Samaritan's Fund at St. Stephens Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod 2304 Springs Rd. NE Hickory, NC 28601.

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Jack Huss

January 11, 2021

Floyd was a mentor of mine back in the 60's while I was a student at Lenoir-Rhyne. During my last couple of years there, I began a career that spanned 40 years in basketball officiating. My early days in officiating were spent with men like Floyd who had experience and were willing to pass along their knowledge. It was a pleasure to work many games with him over a three-year period. He also sold me my first insurance policy when I was graduating. RIP My Friend.

Wendi Gonzalez

January 8, 2021

I know that Floyd will be missed. I also know that Floyd and Pat are in Heaven on a beautiful 18 hole golf course catching up on their game. Floyd lit up a room when he walked into it with his jokes and quick wit. Pedro and I will be praying for all of you during this difficult time and wish you all the most precious memories of Floyd.

Holly Crafton-Lay

January 8, 2021

I want to send my condolences to the Crawley Family. I pray that the Lord gives you all peace during this very difficult time. I know Floyd loved his family deeply and you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Katrina Conwell

January 8, 2021

Thank you for all your prayers and calls, and well wishes for us during this unbelievable time. We still feel like he's still here with us, and in a the way that he loved us, he still is. We have told each other stories and laughed, and Dad would have loved to hear them. He would probably have said, "now this is how I remember it" and we'd laugh. Laughter was our great balm during difficult times. That's why we want to have a celebration in the springtime for Dad and tell all those fun stories.
Thank you and we love you.

Kate Hall

January 8, 2021

Needless to say, we can't believe that we are here. Thank you all so much for your thoughts, prayers, and kind words.
We have shared many tears this week but we have also shared much laughter. Dad loved us so, and he let us know it often. We are especially grateful for Mom's answered prayers, and Dad's closer walk with the Lord later in his life. We know where he is, and we look forward to being reunited with him.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY