Grady J. Crawford Sr. | Obituary


Grady J. Crawford Sr., 86, died on Thursday, November 25, 2021 at his home in Waycross, following a long illness.

He was born in Cogdell to the late Estes “Bud” Crawford and Georgia Beverly Crawford. He owned and operated Grady’s Auto Repair for 50 years and was a member of the Comfort Chapel Primitive Baptist Church where he was a deacon. He was a veteran who served in the United States Army.

In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his wife, Patricia Lairsey Crawford; one son, Michael Crawford and five siblings, Doris Lance, Catherine Lucille Shaw, Barbara Jean Boyett, Francis Wilbanks and Rufus Crawford.

Survivors include five children, Rev. Grady J. “Buddy” Crawford Jr., Atlanta, Tanya Gillis (Franklin), Robbie Crawford (Taressa), Scott Crawford and Patti Sanz (Rick), all of Waycross; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; two sisters, Jean Griffin (Terry), Fernandina Beach, FL and Wanda Carter (Henry), Hephzibah, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visitations will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, November 29 at the funeral home.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, November 30 at Greenlawn Cemetery in Ware County.

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Music Funeral Home of Waycross will take care of the arrangements.

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