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U.S. Army Ret. MSG. Ralph Thomas Crawford, Jr.

March 23, 1928 ~ March 29, 2018 (age 90)
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U.S. Army Ret. MSG Ralph Thomas Crawford Jr., 90, of Fayetteville, NC passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born on March 23, 1928 in Wilkes County, GA, to the late Ralph Thomas Crawford Sr. and Julia Barnes Crawford. Ralph was a Vietnam Veteran who received numerous medals and commendations.  He was a member of Grace Baptist Church for over 54 years.

He was preceded in death also by two sisters Virginia Croom and Frances Huff.

Surviving to carry on his legacy is his loving wife of over 64 years JaNelle Crawford of the home; two sons Ronnie Crawford and wife Kim, of Pittsboro, NC and Richard Crawford and wife Stacey of Birmingham, AL; one daughter Cindy Santiago and husband Greg of Pinebluff, NC; seven grandchildren Alex, Emily, Zac, Noah, Cruz and wife Teresa, Kristen, and Chris; one great-granddaughter MiKenzie; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to Grace Baptist Church or to Cape Fear Valley Hospice.

A special thanks to Cape Fear Valley Hospice for all their support and kindness during our time of need.

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