November 12, 1957 ~ July 25, 2011

Born in: Buncombe Co.,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Donald Lee Crawford, 53, of Gatewood Rd., died Monday, July 25, 2011, at Spartanburg Regional Hospital. A native of Buncombe Co., he was a son of the late Eugene and Betty Crawford. Mr. Crawford was a Veteran of the U.S. Army. He was an avid Harley Rider, having ridden in numerous bike runs and benefits. He was a real outdoorsman, who loved hunting, camping, and golf. He loved his grandchildren, and spending time with his family. Mr. Crawford is survived by daughters Tabatha Sturgill and husband Jonathan, Elizabeth Crawford; four grandchildren, Shelby, Robert, Piper, and Jon Thomas; sisters Katherine Goforth and Penny Robinson; and a brother, Ronald Crawford. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with Pastor Mike Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. His family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, Gift Processing Administrator, 18251 Quantico Gateway Drive, Triangle, VA 22172.

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  1. Our condolences to the family. I grew up with and Don and family, my mom and dad was like a second mom and dad to them. We remained friends after we became adults, and Conley and him were even in a small business together for awile. We haven’t seen much of each other but we still thought about you quite often. Don, may you rest in peace. And God watch over his family. You will be missed. Conley and Lisa, Misti and Samantha Davis

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  2. Our most heartfelt condolences for this tragic loss. We will forever enjoy the memory of the time we spent, and forever regret how little time it really was.

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  3. I met Don in high school and worked with him at First Tee. He will be missed by us and we will always remember the good times we had. Ronnie and Family, you are in our thoughts.

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  4. Thoughts and prayers with you during this devastating time. May the good memories with your dad carry you through this difficult time.

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  5. I have only know Don for a short time, but I enjoyed seeing him driving into the landfill. He always made me smile. He will be greatly missed by me. My heart and thoughts are with you all.

    Paula Sosbee

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  6. Don, you will be missed!! A great cousin who loved riding his motorcycle and collecting money for Toys for Tots. I will miss your laugh and funny humor. My prayers are with his children and grand children may God Bless the family.

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  7. My heartfelt condolences go to each of you during this time. I have many fond memories of growing up with Donald at Emma Elementary and Erwin High School. May you rest in peace.

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  8. Don will be missed by all that knew him. He always had a smile on his face, even when getting stopped at the weigh station. My condolences to the family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  9. We’re sorry that we couldn’t be there with all of you. We are sorry for your loss. We will miss seeing Don at all of the family get togethers.

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  10. Crawford family,
    So sorry to hear about your loss. Ronnie, I have great memories of all of us @ Emma and Erwin. You will be in our prayers.
    Your friend,

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  11. Pam,
    So Sorry For your loss of Your Cousin Don. My Prayers are with you and the family.

    With Deep Sympathy,
    Lori Beaver

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  12. I’m so sorry to hear about Uncle Don. This will be a big void at this year’s Velvis. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Dan, Ron and the rest of your family. If there is anything I can do, please let me know. ‘Sammy’

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