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Crawford, Larry D.
Larry D. Crawford, 78, of Alpha, IL, died Friday, October 18, 2013 at his home. Services are 11 a.m., Monday, October 21, 2013 at Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home in Alpha. Burial is in the Alpha Cemetery. Visitation is 2-4 p.m., Sunday at Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home in Alpha where Masonic Services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Memorials may be left to Shriner's Hospital for Children or the Tri-County Ambulance. Online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com.

He was born August 1, 1935 in Beatrice, NB to Joyce Dwight and Pearl Meredith Wells Crawford. Larry attended Beatrice and AlWood Schools. He married Marilyn J. Epperson September 30, 1954 in Alpha.

He was a member of the U.S. Navy Reserves. Larry was employed as a metallurgist with Case/IH in East Moline.

Larry was a member of the Rio Masonic Lodge # 685, Moline Consistory, Order of the Eastern Star, the Mohamed Shrine of Peoria and the Alpha American Legion. He enjoyed fishing and collecting ironware.

Survivors include his wife: Marilyn; two daughters: Stephanie (Steve) Norburg of Albany; IL; Mary (Mike) Bennison of Dahinda, IL; one son: James Crawford of Decatur, IL; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two nieces and one nephew.

His parents; a sister: Gail Noble preceded him in death.
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