|Posted By:||d kruse|
|Subject:||Re: Obituary Request - Lloyd Clifford CRAWFORD|
|Post Date:||December 14, 2008 at 12:54:12|
|Forum:||Parker County, TX Genealogy Forum|
Here is the obituary you requested. Don't know if you received one yet. It appeared in Thursday, January 30, 1997 Star Telegram. Good luck with your research.
Lloyd C . Crawford
WEATHERFORD - Lloyd C . Crawford , 59, a retired avionics repair station owner and Merchant Marine, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 1997, at home surrounded by his family.
Memorial service: 2 p.m. Saturday at White's Funeral Home.
Memorials: Cook Children's Medical Center or St. Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
Lloyd C . Crawford W5TNT was born July 25, 1937, in Dos Palos, Calif. He received his FCC General Class license in 1959 and was employed by the Lockheed Missile and Space Division from 1960 to 1967, designing and developing antenna systems for the space program. One, a collapsible dish antenna, was used by the Apollo astronauts on the moon. In 1967 he left Lockheed to establish LAC Avionics in San Jose, Calif., which he sold in 1972. He and his family moved to Melbourne, Ark., where he owned and operated Ozark Avionics in Batesville, Ark., from 1972 to 1982. He then moved to the Azle, Texas, area, where he was the avionics manager for Texas West Aire Inc. from 1982 to 1984. He owned and operated Fort Worth Avionics at Meacham Field from 1984 until 1989. Then he was avionics manager with Sfena Corp. in Grand Prairie until 1991. In 1991 he retired from the aviation industry and began a career as a radio electronics officer in the Merchant Marines, retiring in 1996. During the last five years he was also a part-time truck driver.
Lloyd was a member of the American Radio Association, the Aviation Electronics Association, the American Radio Relay League, the AFL-CIO and the Academy of Model Aeronautics. He held every FCC license available, including a chief commercial radio operator examiner certification. He was an avid amateur radio operator, a private pilot with over 2,000 hours' flight experience, a model aircraft enthusiast and enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing his guitar and singing. His wit, wisdom, work ethic, courage and love were an inspiration to his family and friends.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his father, Hershal Crawford .
Survivors: Wife of 41 years, Joyce Crawford ; daughters, Debby Vanblaricom of Azle and Cindy Crawford of Fort Worth; son, Monty Crawford of Fort Worth; mother, Ruby Crawford of McAlester, Okla.; twin sister, Joyce Cochrum of Indianola, Okla.; brother, Allen Crawford of Crowder, Okla.; sisters, Phyllis Cohorn of Wilcox, Ariz., and Susan McNeal of Newville, Ala.; seven grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. White's Funeral Home Springtown, (817) 220-7111