In Memory of



Obituary for Bruce Crawford

Bruce Crawford, 90, of Franklin went to be with his Lord and Savior on November 13, 2022. He was born in Macon County on October 31, 1932, to the late Cecil and Flora Crawford.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Pauline Browning Crawford. In addition, he is survived his daughter, Teresa Moss of Hayesville; son, Maurice Crawford (Kim) of Otto; daughter, Sandy McMahan of Franklin; ten grandchildren, Zachary Moss, Naomi Bryson, Amanda Garrett, Sarah Miller, Elizabeth Crabtree, Rachel Barnes, Caleb McMahan, Hannah Crawford, Tracy Cabe, and Elijah Crawford; sixteen great grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Slagle (Fred), and Geneva Burnette (Richard); one brother, Burt Crawford (Ruth), as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he is proceeded in death by four brothers, George, Preaulo, Kenneth (twin), and Lowell Crawford. A son in law, Denny Moss, also precedes him in death.

Mr. Crawford was loved by all who knew him. Bruce was always generous. He took great joy in his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and especially his wife of 67 years.

Mr. Crawford was a veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was the music director at Mount Hope Baptist Church where he was also a member and a deacon. He loved grouse hunting with his bird dogs and camping with his family. He was in construction for many years and then worked in lawn maintenance with his brothers, Kenneth and Preaulo. Bruce also drove a school bus for Macon County Schools for 16 years. He will be missed by all that knew him.

A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at 2:00pm at Mount Hope Baptist Church. Pastor Brian Pitts and David Slagle will officiate. The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00pm. A private family burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

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Macon Funeral Home is assisting the Crawford family with arrangements.