On Sunday, February 14, 2021, loving father and grandfather, Terry Allen Crawford, went to be with his Lord, at age 74. He passed at Wendover Hospice House at 1:18 am with his brother Jim by his side. Born on January 21, 1947 in Andrews, NC, he relocated to Shelby after high school. Terry was a self-employed carpenter and stone mason. Some of his stone masonry can be seen at the Boy Scout Camp Bud Schiele in Rutherfordton, New Harvest Church of God in Gaffney, Ellis Baptist Church on South Post Rd in Shelby, and other places and private homes throughout the area. As an avid outdoorsman and nature lover, he related many tales of his adventures hunting, fishing, and outwitting the game warden. He also enjoyed painting and wood carving for which he won numerous awards.
Terry was preceded in death by his grandmother who raised him, Beulah Derreberry and grandfather, Cross Derreberry, and an infant son, James Crawford. He is survived by daughter, Jacquelyn Crawford of Shelby, son Stacy Crawford (Bridget) of Gaffney, and five grandchildren, Cassie, Zeke, and Crawford Hamrick, and Maggie and Hart Crawford, brother, Jim Brooks (Jackie) and sisters, Susanne Simonds, Mona Jones (Bob), Doreen Newman, Peggy Remp, and Sheila Hardy and an aunt who was like a sister, Hattie Deaton.
The memorial service will be held at Royster Avenue Church of God, 504 Royster Avenue, Shelby at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 20, 2021 with the Rev. Joe Heffner Officiating. The family will receive friends after the service.
Cards and flowers can be sent to 1030-1 Sue Lane, Apt 10, Shelby, NC 28152.
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A service of Cleveland Funeral Services & Crematory, Inc.
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