Donald Crawford

January 16, 2013

Donald Crawford, 78

Donald R. “Tiny” Crawford, 78 of West Portsmouth passed away Jan. 13, 2013, at SOMC Hospice surrounded by friends and family. He was born March 28, 1934, in South Webster to the late Robert Henry and Lillian Cook Crawford. Donald was a graduate of Scioto County Vocational School and was retired from SOCF as a superintendent of OPI after 24 years. In 1956 he was drafted into the Army and served in the Army National Guard until 1966. He was a member of the Nauvoo Masonic Lodge #769 and was a loving husband, father and pappaw to all. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 49 years Sarah Ruth “Ruthie” Elizabeth Frailey Crawford, two brothers; Robert Jr. and Carl L. “Nook” Crawford.

Donald is survived by two daughters; Nisa Mingus and Terri Crawford, two grandchildren; Sarah Tilley and Chad Mitchell, three great grandchildren; Eli Tilley, Auston Tilley, and Brynndolyn Elizabeth Newman, a sister is law; Eileen “Een” Crawford, and his beloved dog Webster. The family would like to thank SOMC Hospice, Shelley and the staff of Edgewood Manor, Portsmouth Ambulance crew; Jodi Timberlake, Julia and Missy. A special thanks from Terri to the Muddy Buddy Bunch; Pauph, Jodi, Angie, Teresa, Mary, Kelly, Wanda, Bobby and Eugene. Thanks for the love and support from the descendants of Ani Tsalagi.

A Celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at the Holy Trinity Hall, all friends and family are welcome. Arrangements are under the direction of the Roger W. Davis Funeral Home in West Portsmouth. Condolences may be sent to the family at