CRAWFORD, William Blaine, 96, of East Springfield, OH, passed away December 1, 2012, at his home.
He was born April 18, 1916 in Ross Ridge, Jefferson County, a son of the late Edward T. and Estella (Lloyd) Crawford.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his wife, Martha (Sutton) Crawford, who passed away November 27, 2002;
Blaine was a member of the East Springfield United Methodist Church of the Cross, Jefferson County Farm Bureau, Jefferson County Cattleman's Association, and East Springfield Senior Citizens.
He was a self employed farmer and a school bus driver for Edison Local School District.
Blaine is survived by his two sons, Edward (Colleen) of Findlay, OH and Todd Crawford of Bloomingdale, OH; four daughters, Wilma Crawford of Bloomingdale, Elaine (David) Chuich of Bloomingdale, Karen (Terry) Peters of Orlando, Florida, and Lois Ann Crawford of Bloomingdale; and six grandchildren, Todd (Christie) Crawford II, Corey Crawford, Michael and Eric Peters, Heather (Brian) Flaherty, and Adam Crawford; and one great granddaughter, Ellie Flaherty.
Friends will be received on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Everhart-Bove Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Richmond where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Tom Snodgrass officiating.
Private burial will be held at Mt. Tabor, Toronto. Send condolences online at www.everhart-bovefuneralhomes.com