Mark Alan CrawfordSeptember 21, 2022
Mark Alan Crawford, 63, of Centertown, went home to heaven on Monday, September 12, 2022 at his residence. He was born on June 6, 1959, at Latham Hospital in California, Missouri, to Bobby Crawford and Eileen (Haldiman) Crawford. Mark was a 1977 graduate of California High School. He was united in marriage on May 3, 1980, to Susie (Lehman) Crawford who survives at the home. Mark enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren on the family farm where he loved to mushroom hunt. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church where he was an elder and friend to many. Mark started work at Jefferson Asphalt in 1977, and continued with this same company (now Capital Paving) for 45 years. Survivors include his wife, Susie; three children, Sabra Mertens (Donnie) California, Ben Crawford (Shelby) New Bloomfield, Whitney Allee (Quintin) California; mother, Eileen Crawford, California; brother, Randy Crawford, St. Martins; father-in-law, David Lehman; and grandchildren, Kari, Natalie, Jamey, Ayla, Oliver and Olivia. He was preceded in death by his father Bobby Crawford and mother-in-law, Evelyn Lehman. Visitation was held on Thursday, September 15, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Funeral Service was held on Friday, September 16, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in California, Mo. Officiating was Pastor Evandro Kopper. Memorials are suggested to St. Paul’s Lutheran Radio Ministry. Arrangements were under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Service of California, Mo.