Horace Crawford

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Mr. Horace Crawford, son of the late Elmore Crawford Sr. and Deloris Morris Crawford, was born on October 22, 1949 in Blackville.
He was preceded in death by one brother, L. C. Crawford.
Horace departed this life for his eternal home on June 12, 2014, at his residence.
Funeral service for Mr. Horace Crawford was held 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Union Missionary Baptist Church, Barnwell, with the Rev. John W. Dingle officiating. Burial followed in the Union Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
At an early age, he was baptized and became a member of Union Missionary Baptist Church.
Horace graduated from Kelly Edwards High School with the class of 1968 and continued his education at the University of South Carolina in Lancaster. He was employed for ten years with Walter Reed Rehabilitation as a Lab Technician. After 19 years of service with Milliken Textiles of Barnwell as a Machine Operator, he retired. He was a Vietnam War Veteran of the United States Army. He earned the Bronze Star, National Defense Service, Automatic Weapon Sharp shooter and Vietnam Service Medals. Horace was united in holy wedlock to the former Katie L Walker of Barnwell. They were blessed to raise two children in the home.
Horace leaves to cherish his loving memories, his loving wife, Katie Crawford of Barnwell; two daughters, Kimberly Walker and Taneesia R. Walker of North Charleston; two brothers, Elmore (Martha) Crawford Jr. of Blythewood and William (Eliza) Crawford of Allendale; three sisters, Dorothy A. Crawford and Christine (John) Coates of Blackville, and Rachel Cowan of Augusta, Ga.; two uncles, Minister George (Teresa) Morris of Fredricksburg, Md. and Edgar Morris Jr. of Williston; mother-in-law, Thelma R Walker; five brothers-in-law, Wilbur (Julie) Walker of Los Angeles, Calif., Mark Walker of Stone Mountain, Ga., Elmer Walker, Bobby Walker and Thurmond Walker, all of Barnwell; four sisters-in-law, Shirley Walker, Louise (Chris) Sulton, Willie Mae (Curtis) Franklin and Catherine Thomas, all of Barnwell; four grandchildren, Kierra Scott, Kailah Scott, Kortni Scott and Kyle Scott of North Charleston; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives, friends, and acquaintances.
The People-Sentinel 7/23/14