Franklin Delano Crawford

  • Born: October 31, 1938
  • Died: January 18, 2016
  • Location: Bradford, Arkansas

Powell Funeral Home

1272 Highway 367 North
Bald Knob, AR 72010

powellbk@cablelynx.com
Tel. (501) 724-3201

Tribute & Message From The Family


Franklin Delano Crawford

October 31, 1938 – January 18, 2016

Frank passed in his sleep at his home in Bradford, Arkansas. He is survived by his wife, Sonja; their children: Morganda, Fronda, Sondee, Franklin E., Earnest, Morgan, and FrankieLyn, and their families; his sisters Pat Rockwell and Ellen Jewett; and numerous extended family members. Cremation arrangements entrusted Powell Funeral Home of Bald Knob, Arkansas. www.powellfuneralhome.net
Condolences may be sent to their website or to 113 Sweet Pine Lane, Bradford, AR 72020.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I love you daddy ill miss you forever i know your in heaven now pain free and happy.so i know it was time.but i wish i would have been able to see you one more time and hug you tight.so i could wisper i love you in your ear one more time.i loved stopping by to set outside and talk too you lossing track of time and staying way to long and having to fly to get where i was going on time.i know your setting up there with gale an justin talking now.while were down here missing you.love your daughter sondee hewitt,grandaughter kristina hewitt grandsons gale jr.an glen hewitt.greatgrand kids gale3rd,tiler,breyton,triston,tison,bently,carmella,vidia.till were all together once agin.xoxo.bye daddy.

Posted by sondee hewitt - Effingham, KS - Daughter   February 05, 2016

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Leadership is something someone possesses, the ability to inspire and motivate. My grandpa was a leader to me. He motivated me to be better and to finish my tasks.

Posted by Robert Bagwell - Grandchild   January 30, 2016

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"No matter how old we are,
losing a father
is one of the deepest sorrows
a heart can know.
Hope the memory of his love
will surround you now
and bring you peace.

Posted by Steve and Carol Brown - Friend   January 30, 2016

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"God comforts you
His eyes see each tear you cry...
His ears hear your words of loss...
His heart knows the pain you feel...
And His arms hold you close,
just as they do the one
who has gone home to Him."
So sorry for your loss may God hold you in His arms. We are praying for you.

Posted by Alayna Brown and the Moreno Family - Family   January 30, 2016

Sorry for the loss of a good man

Posted by Hobbs - KS - Friend   January 23, 2016

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I have known him since I was a child. He was friends with my father and my uncle, helped us work on cars, gave me my first bike and a pet rabbit. A proud man with a good heart, he knew the value of hard work and valued hard work in others. I was shaken to my core to hear he was no longer with us. I am praying for his soul and for his family in their time of sorrow.

Posted by Mark Brown - family   January 22, 2016

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My memories of my father: playing with me on the carpet with cars that weren't as big as the end of his thumb; down in the field, at grandma Letha's, pulling logs he had cut with the team of draft horses; giving us a ride on the big wooden sled, pulled by one of the same horses, down the hill that was her driveway; riding down tree-lined roads on the weekends in the car listening to the sounds of the grand ole opry and him and mom talking in the front seat just below the music; him leaning into or lying under a piece of machinery he was fixing; him waving down at us from the tower he was helping build; him telling me that 8+8 was 16 after carrying a 50 gal. drum of spring water down the hill and putting it in the trunk of the car; bringing us a fox, possum, squirrel and rabbit babies to nurse back to health and then release; him with his .22 heading into the woods and fields to hunt and coming back with enough rabbit or squirrel for dinner; loading rods and reels into the car to take us fishing and then cleaning those fish for dinner; him talking to each of his babies and grandbabies and great grandbabies with his eyes dancing and his hands making them look even smaller; him driving me to college on Monday mornings, before he went to work, and picking me up on Friday evenings after he got off work; eating lunch with me at vo-tech; his grin when I'd join him for lunch at the café in Easton because all the other men were wondering how he had all those younger women (daughters and nieces) always hugging on him. I remember the smell of oil, gasoline, Camel cigarettes and coffee, wood smoke and the cold air on his jacket when he came in the house in the winter. I remember how his hair curled when it was going to rain, and the one that fell over his forehead. That was my papa and that is what I will tell my son when he needs to talk about his papa. I love you, Dad. See you in a little while, I know you will be there waiting for each of us to get home too.

Posted by Morganda Bagwell - daughter   January 21, 2016

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"Remember the smiles...
Cherish the moments...
Find comfort in memories...
Thinking of you and hoping that
time will bring you comfort."
Hallmark always knows how to put the thoughts into words. For Tek and the family.

Posted by Julie Boyer, Jayden Brown, David and Kathy Boyer - Morganda's friends and family   January 20, 2016

we are so sorry to hear about frank. he was a fellow easton bus worker for many years. we have many good memories. nina and leoY

Posted by nina and leo kreutzer - basehor, KS - friend and former bus employee   January 20, 2016

May Frank Rest in Peace, He has a wonderful family and friends.

Posted by Michael Barnhart - Hillsboro, OH - Nephew   January 20, 2016

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Mrs. Crawford, Tenk and family: I am sorry to hear about the passing of your husband and father. I will always remember him as being a family man,provider and a good friend to our family.
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.

Posted by Sandra L. Clark (Brown) - Morganda's Family   January 19, 2016