Edward Dwight Crawley
Edward Dwight Crawley, 60, Tombstone, Ariz., and formerly of Burlington and Mt. Pleasant, died Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital in Tucson, Ariz., following a battle with COPD.
Services are pending at Richardson’s Benson Mortuary in Benson, Ariz. A memorial has been established for the care and education of his youngest sons.
Born Nov. 16, 1953, in Ottumwa, he was the son of Gilbert Russell, Sr. and Anna Rosazella Annis Crawley.
He married Susan Joanne Justus in October of 1972. They later divorced. On July 10, 1998, he married Lydia Suzanne Baker.
He was employed in the manufacturing industry prior to his retirement. He had worked for Central Soya, US Borax, Lamont Ltd. and Miller Manufacturing in Burlington, as well as MetroGroup in Mt. Pleasant. He joined the Army in 1986. He was a Combat Medic.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and hiking. He loved fishing with his sons. He also enjoyed dressing as a cowboy or Confederate Calvary Officer to walk the boardwalk on Allen Street in Tombstone to greet tourists.
He was a Life Member of the North American Fishing Club, Life Member of the North American Hunting Club, and a member of the American Legion Roy Fourr Post 24 in Tombstone.
He is survived by his wife; adult children, Brandi (Josh) Johnson of Burlington and Bradley (Tahnee) Justus of Burlington; two sons at home, Ian Crawley and Eamonn Crawley; three brothers, Gilbert Russell, Jr. (Patricia) Crawley of Bell Buckle, Tenn., Wayne (Deborah) Crawley of Burlington, Roy (Cathey) Crawley of Anamosa; two sisters, Donna Crawley of Mt. Pleasant and Vickie (David) Ruby of Mt. Pleasant; one adopted daughter; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.