Alan Lee Crawford

August 31, 1943December 8, 2013
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Alan Lee Crawford, 70, of New Bern, died December 8, 2013 at home.

He served our country in the U.S. Navy and retired as a Master Chief Hospital Corpsman. He was a member of the New Bern Elks Lodge No. 764, the American Legion Post 539 and he volunteered for the Merci Clinic.

He is survived by he wife Marcia Crawford, one son, Mark A. Crawford of Sarasota, FL; one daughter, Masako Winchester of Portage, MI; one brother, Ralph Myers of Lafayette, IN; two sisters, Patty Shaffer and Linda Huffer, both of Salem, OH; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Friday, December 13, 2013 at Cotten Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army or the Merci Clinic.


  • Visitation Friday, December 13, 2013
  • Memorial Service Friday, December 13, 2013

Alan Lee Crawford

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December 18, 2013

Alan was a classmate. Class of '61.
Thinking of you and your family. My prayers go out to you and your family.
My Sincere Condolence to all of you,
Classmate: Jean Catlos Morrison

Beth Barnhill

December 13, 2013

We are so sorry to hear of Alan Lee's passing. As cousins I remember spending some time as a young girl at my great aunt and uncle's home with Patty, Linda and Alan Lee. Very fond, and warm memories of the family and the picture of everyone on line from many years ago was a wonderful reminder. Our prayers are with each of you at this very difficult time. Don, Beth (Beck) Barnhill, and Hannah Kezia

Jim Moore

December 13, 2013

Marcia and family,
We're so saddened to hear of the passing of Alan. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this trying time.
Jim and Sherry Moore

Sarah Wright

December 12, 2013

My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. I have always had the deepest respect for Alan. I've known him since 1st grrade and he was such a gentle, kind person all the years I knew him.

Anthony Chitea

December 12, 2013

Remembering you in our youth, Alan.God bless you and your family.
Tony Chitea, Naples, FL
Salem, Ohio class of 1961

Denis and Barbara Ahr

December 12, 2013

Dear Marcia and Family,
We were so shocked and saddened to hear the hear the news of Al's passing. It was so great to catch up last month and then to hear this....our prayers are with all of you.
Denis and Barbara Ahr

December 11, 2013

Marines have always had the deepest respect for our Navy Corpsmen and Al proved to be one who deserved my deepest respect in civilian life as well ... he will be missed. Hank Polacke

John Trahan

December 11, 2013

Dear Marcia, Mark, Masako, & family,
Our deepest sympathies for the loss of a most wonderful husband, father, family member, and friend. From the days growing older in Olney, MD to retirement in New Bern; proud Naval medic, friends for life as you've been to us.
Hugs, love, and prayers of comfort,
John & Stan

December 11, 2013

Marcia & family, we offer our deepest sympathy in your great loss. He was a fine gentleman and always full of life . May God comfort and guide you in the coming months .
Al & Gertie Younger

Stacey Finley

December 11, 2013

My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.