Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Obituary - Jack Franklin Crawford

A Graveside Service for Jack F. Crawford 80, of Appleton City, Missouri will be held on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Appleton City Cemetery. Friends may call the Hill & Son Funeral Home prior to service time or leave condolences online. 

Officiating at the service will be Chaplain Herb Bishop. In lieu of flowers any Memorial donations are requested to be for a Family Love Fund and may be left at the funeral home.


Jack Franklin Crawford, 80, of rural Appleton City, Missouri passed away July 22, 2015 at Appleton City Manor Nursing Home. Jack was born August 10, 1934 in Peculiar, Missouri the son of William Franklin and Eva G. (Rippee) Crawford.

The family lived in the Kansas City area where Jack spent several years of his youth. They moved to Roscoe and then to Warsaw, Missouri where Jack graduated from Warsaw High School in 1953.

Following graduation, Jack moved to Wichita, Kansas where he lived and was employed by Boeing for about 10 years. He moved to Harrisonville, Missouri where he was employed by Michael Baker International traveling around the U.S. as a field engineer. During that time he did some consulting for AT&T in Mississippi. Jack was united in marriage to Sharon Kaye Flatt August 28, 1971 at the First Baptist Church in Harrisonville. They remained in Harrisonville until Jack’s retirement in 1993 when they moved to a home in rural Appleton City to enjoy the country life.

Jack enjoyed hunting rabbits, squirrels and deer in his younger days and also liked fishing at Truman Lake. He enjoyed using his computer especially keeping in touch with family and friends

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Preceding Jack in death were his parents and all of his brothers and sisters. Survivors include his wife, Sharon, of the home; his children, Jack Franklin Crawford, Jr. (Gail) of Marshall, Missouri, Linda “Shelly” Crawford of Davenport, Florida, Nijuana Jones (Todd) of Florida, Tiffany Barnett (Robert) of Cameron, Missouri; a step-daughter, Danielle Kroska (Tony) of Lathrop, Missouri; and Maxie, The Wonderdog.