Samuel “Sam” Edwards Crawford

Samuel “Sam” Edwards Crawford

Samuel “Sam” Edwards Crawford
August 19, 1967 – July 20, 2018

RALEIGH – Sam Edwards Crawford, 50, passed away suddenly on Friday. He was born in Cumberland County. Sam graduated from Broughton High School & later NC State. He served his country in the United States Navy in the VP49 Woodpeckers where he received The Order of the Black Crow. He worked with Thomas Concrete. Sam’s’ wife & daughter were the center of his life and his family meant the world to him. He had a great smile & giving heart. He was a huge NC State fan, loved Golf, boats and concrete. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford Rankin Crawford, Jr. & Nan Grey Bailey Crawford.

He is survived by his wife & best friend, Delaine Crawford, daughter, Sarah-Larkin Crawford, both of the home, brothers, Tim Crawford (Sharon) of Raleigh, Dan Crawford (Pia) of Orlando, Cliff Crawford of Dallas, & many other beloved family members.

Flowers welcomed or memorials may be made to Duke Children’s Hospital, Spina bifida research.

A gathering to celebrate Sam’s life will be 6-8 pm, Monday at Midway Baptist Church.

Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell.


  • Janet Craddock Posted July 22, 2018 5:16 pm

    Delaine and Sarah,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for God’s strength and peace for you both!

  • Betty Patterson Posted July 22, 2018 6:49 pm

    Prayers for Delaine, Sarah & all the family. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Janie Rackley Posted July 22, 2018 7:16 pm

    I am so sorry for your lose. Prayers, family and friends will help you through the days ahead. God was and is my comforter, please know that your MId-way family loves and supports you. God bless each and everyone of you.

  • Mary Elizabeth Posted July 22, 2018 9:09 pm

    Delaine and Sarah, my heart is heavy with the loss of Sam. I pray you both will find the comfort and the strength you need during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Mary Elizabeth

  • Bill Prince Posted July 23, 2018 1:00 am

    Declaimed, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers now and for days to come.

  • Kristy Griffin Posted July 23, 2018 10:37 am

    Delaine, I am so sorry for your loss. Love you and praying for you now and in the days that follow.

  • Lisa Barwick Lambert Posted July 23, 2018 2:47 pm

    Dear DeLaine, I am so sorry to see this on your mom’s Facebook page. You and Sarah are certainly in my prayers today and I will continue to keep you there in the days ahead.. My heart is heavy for you both. May the Lord bring you comfort and peace. With much love — my childhood friend, Lisa and family

  • ron j barbare Posted July 25, 2018 10:32 pm

    I’ve met lot of good people throughout my life and have many friends but none made me more comfortable than Sam. When he talked he’d give it to you straight but always with a laugh. He was the first person I met in Raleigh when I went into Business with my brother Pat 24 yrs ago.. I enjoyed occasional visits to the Lab where Sam would crack me up with his stories. It was a treat to here his intelligent and sarcastic renditions of why, how, when and even where things might screw-up. After some good laugh he would just ease on in to some serious discussion about the Wolfpack’s latest near miraculous feat but, always the loyal fan, would conclude with we’re getting better because of this, that and one thing or the other. I was totally shocked to here this news from my brother. We both agree Sam was a great guy one of the best. I’m gonna miss him and so is everyone that knew him.

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