HOMER - Clarence William "CW" Crawford, Sr., 81, died Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at Northridge Health and Rehab Center.
CW was born on April 28, 1931 in Commerce, the son of the late Joseph and Gertrude Crawford. He attended Commerce High School, Georgia Military College, and Wofford College, where he was an accomplished athlete and scholar. He lettered in football, basketball, track, golf, and tennis. He was an avid gardener, achieving the designation of Master Gardener, and wrote a column for several years on the subject. He also enjoyed singing old home songs at church and was a regular Sunday School teacher. Mr. Crawford was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Scales Crawford; and two sons, Chip and Kelly Crawford.
Survivors include sons, Casey and Wally Crawford; grandsons, Clay Crawford (Natalie) and Chris Crawford; great-grandsons, Will and Michael Crawford; brother, Verner Crawford (Dorothy); sisters, Willa Dean White (Charles) and Mary Sue Long (Sid).
Memorial services will be Tuesday, February 28 at 11 a.m. at Homer Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Alex Stevens officiating.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.