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.