OBITUARY

Bob Floyd Crawford

September 16, 1951June 20, 2018
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Bob Floyd Crawford, Age 66, departed this life on the 20th of June 2018 following an accident. Bob was born on the 16th of September 1951 in Houston, Texas to the late Rev. Edwin and Inez(Gilliam) Crawford.

He is survived by his wife of over thirty years, Linda Robertson; brother, Dr. Dan (Joanne) Crawford; niece, Danna Crawford Presbaugh; nephew, James (Nicole) Crawford; great niece, Whitney (Josh) Kennedy; great-nephew, Price Presbaugh; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James (Kathy) Robertson; nephew, Eric (Cate) Robertson; niece, Anna Robertson and a host of extended family and friends.

Bob enjoyed a long career in the Southern Gospel Music Industry, before his retirement. He was a walking encyclopedia of Gospel Music history. He owned and operated his own music distribution company, Music for the Heart, for many years. Bob spent fifteen years as sidekick on Jim Black’s Solid Gospel Sunday Mornings as, “Breakfast Bob”. A Nickname that remained long after the program ended. He was known for this strong love for the Lord, encouraging words, a kindred spirit, quick wit, crazy funny stories and his love for life.

Memorial Services will be held two thirty in the afternoon on Tuesday, the 26th of June 2018 at Forest Hills Baptist Church, 2101 Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville, TN 37215. The family will receive friends from twelve noon until time of services at two thirty in the afternoon at the church.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Southern Gospel Music Association (www.sgma.org), The Bridge Ministry, www.bridgeministry.org or Wycliffe Bible Translators (www.Wycliffe.org)

  • FAMILY

  • Rev. Edwin and Inez (Gilliam) Crawford, Parents
  • Linda Robertson, Wife
  • Dr. Dan (Joanne) Crawford, Brother
  • Danna Crawford Presbaugh, Niece
  • James (Nicole) Crawford, Nephew
  • Whitney (Josh) Kennedy, Great Niece
  • Price Presbaugh, Great Nephew
  • James (Kathy) Robertson, Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law
  • Eric (Cate) Robertson, Nephew
  • Anna Robertson, Niece
  • also survived by a host of extended family and friends.
  • DONATIONS

  • The family suggests memorials be made to the Southern Gospel Music Association (www.sgma.org), The Bridge Ministry, https://bridgeministry.webconnex.com/onlinegiving , or Wycliffe Bible Translators (www.Wycliffe.org)

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Tuesday, June 26, 2018
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, June 26, 2018
REMEMBERING

Bob Floyd Crawford

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Tim and Dixie McKeithen

June 27, 2018

Tim and I will never forget, how when we left our family, the Hemphills in the summer of 1976 , Bob Crawford and Aaron Brown at Word Nashville were willing to listen to our original music. Bob encouraged us to have a ministry in music through the lyrics of our songs! Every time we saw Bob he was genuinely interested in our journey! Bob never forgot his friends. He was a prime example of a person " that showed the love of Christ and his love of humanity"! Bob.....you have run your race, you have kept the faith and you have finished your course ! You and your smile will be missed....

Ken and Lois Holland

June 26, 2018

How we wish the miles didn't keep us from being able to be there today for the celebration of Bob's life. I know that while living in Tennessee we were away from home more than we were there. But when we did make it home, we could always count on Bob for not only a smile and quick joke but, even more important to us, a question about our work - how ministry was going - genuine interest. Whenever there was a gathering (more recently, a reunion) of the "old crowd" it was great to see that familiar smile. What a comfort to know that his smile is bigger than ever now, in the presence of the Jesus he loved..

Lando Lee

June 23, 2018

Much love and sympathy to you Linda and to all the family members. The obitiary adequately describes Bob. I will always remember him as a wit, a music lover and a Southern Baptist. Maybe now I can become to you a substitue for husband as I have become a substitute for daddy to my other nieces. Keep in touch. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Love in Christ
Lando Lee

Greg Harelson

June 23, 2018

I will always remember Bob as a true friend and a big supporter of the gospel music that we loved.I am thankful for all the kind words and compliments when we saw each other. I am sure Becky Hughes and Mary Tom are having a great time with Bob today! I have been away from singing for a while but Bob would send me good wishes from time to time. I will miss all the good times we shared.

Dianne Greenhill

June 22, 2018

Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of the times you and Bob would be in Memphis. Use to enjoy the flea markets with him and finding music gifts for friends & family. Praying for peace for you.
If you ever get back to Memphis call me. Love in Christ, Dianne

Stan Moser

June 22, 2018

I want to express my deepest sympathy for all of us who called Bob our friend and for his entire family. Like all of us, I'm saddened today, but I know that I know...his passing is best summed up with these words, "Having known Bob for 45 years, I'm confident that our loss is his gain."
A very long ago memory of Bob comes immediately to mind. He and Kenny Harding had offices next to each other in a dark hallway just past the men's restroom back in the old Word Waco days. Either in passing conversation or at a sales meeting possibly, our Founder, Jarrell McCracken mistakenly called Bob "Mark Crawford." Or possibly he called Kenny "Jimmy Harding." I'm not sure which came first, but many of us attached those first new names to our friends that day.
No matter what we call him, Bob will be missed deeply. The picture used on this site is perfect. That's the Bob we all knew!

Tank Tackett

June 22, 2018

Linda the NQC for one will never be the same. Our hours of standing and talking and laughing. He was always kind to mention me when talking about Gospel Music Tenors. I truly will miss him. Praying for you and the family.

Molly Hawn

June 22, 2018

Linda, I am so sorry to hear of Bob. While we rejoice he is home, we will miss him. I knew Bob in high school and church. He was fun and wise (for his age at that time) and the wonderful memories I have of him still make me smile. When I need a pick me up, I will get out my yearbook and read what he wrote to me. Thanks for sharing the information to those of us who loved hearing from Bob. Good bye, Bob, till we meet again.

FROM THE FAMILY