Thomas Crawford Wednesday, October 14, 1936 - Sunday, July 23, 2017

Saltville, VA In the early morning of July 23, 2017, Thomas “Tom” J. Crawford completed his earthly journey and received his angel wings. He was at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC. Tom’s life was a celebration of love and joy. He worked many years with the Olin Corporation before retiring from H.S. Williams of Marion and attended the Freewill Macedonia Church. Tom enjoyed many hobbies, but none of which were as great as his love of music, a skilled musician, singer, and luthier. He was part of multiple bands and played often with his wife and family. He was very devoted to his family who loved him greatly. Tom is preceded in death by his father William J. Crawford and mother Mary Debord Crawford, a sister Norma King, brother William “Brack” Crawford, and a set of infant twin brothers. His is survived by his loving wife of fifty-six years, Blanche “Pattie” Crawford, a son Michael Crawford and wife Teresa of Saltville, three grandchildren, Curtis Crawford and wife Mary of Saltville, Jessica Crawford of Blacksburg, and Tessa Crawford of Saltville, two sisters, Agnes Perry and Lois Stilwell of Saltville, sister-in-law Pat Crawford of Bristol, VA, and many extended family. Funeral services will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday July 26, 2017 at Henderson Funeral Home with Pastor Leonard Smith and Reverend Robert Prater officiating. The family will be receiving friends Wednesday evening from 6 pm - 8 pm prior to service. Entombment will be 11 a.m. Thursday July 27th at Mt. Rose Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the charity of choice. Online condolences may be made at D. R. Henderson Funeral Home in Saltville, VA is serving the Thomas “Tom” J. Crawford family.

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Patti, our hearts break for you.  Tom was such a sweet spirited man and you know he surely has angel wings.  May God send special comfort each day.  Clark and Nancy Mixon

Patti.Mike and family we r so sorry for your lost of Tom he will surely be missed but he in in his heavenly home no more pain or sickness.Our prayers are with each of you during this time.Vernie Frye and Family.

Prayers of comfort for Patty,Jeff,Teresa and the rest of the family, Tom will be missed by many, take comfort that he is with his Holy Father and you'll see him again on the other side ..

My sympathy to Pattie and family.

So sorry for your loss, praying for you and your family

The world is a darker place wthout Tom's presence but I am certain that heaven is all that more glorious with him there. Sending prayers for comfort and peace during this time. Love to your sweet family.

I'm so sorry to hear about Tom.Please know the family is in our thoughts and prayers.May God stay close to you during this difficult time and the days ahead. God Bless each of you. With sympanthy L T and Sue Olinger.

Thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Yes  He was a good man with a kind heart. He and his wife showed people what a Good marriage so be.


We are so sorry to hear of Tom's passing.  He was such a kind, gentle person and we enjoyed both of you coming to the cafe to sing and play music.   Our prayers and thoughts are with you.  Mark and Beth Richardson

So sorry for your loss prayers for your family !!!

Tom will be sadly missed. Mom thought so much of him(Elvertia Puckett). I know you will miss him, but he is now with our Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ. Jesus will comfort you during this difficult time. May God Bless you and your family. 

So sorry to hear of Tom's passing.

Curtis and Mary, I am sorry for your loss.

Pattie, Mike, Teresa and family......
So sorry to hear about Tom. He will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him.
Hope Thomas, Reggie Plummer and family.

Pattie, Mike, and family, I am so sorry to learn of Tom's passing. I've known you all my entire life and my family, and especially my grandparents, adore you. Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and many prayers.   Sara Ratcliff DeLorge


 Mike.So sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for you all that  the peace of God rest upon you now and in the days to come. 

Pattie, Mike & family,

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Tom, it is surely  Heavens gain. We so much enjoyed talking with you both everytime we ran in to each other. He has left a legacy of memories to treasure and a wonderful smile to remember. The angels are rejoicing now for an angel that has went home. May Jesus wrap his loving arms around you and comfort you during this sad time. And may the wonderful memories of Tom bring a smile into your heart. You are always in our thoughts, our hearts and our prayers. God Bless you all.

Patty / Mike and Family

So sorry to hear about Tom.   He was a wonderful friend - always enjoyed talking to him. He really enjoyed his music and was a great musician.

Death comes hard when losing a loved one but we have the assurance from God's Holy Word that you can meet him again in Heaven. The suffering is over for Tom.

 We know your hearts are broken and sad.  We pray God will comfort you and give you strength as only He can in the days to come. God bless you all!!!

         We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Tom. You and all your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. I pray that God will give you peace,comfort and strength.  May your wonderful memories of Tom bring you comfort and may the peace of God sustain you. May God hold you in the palm of His hands and surround you with peace during this difficult time.

So sorry to hear about your loss.  Our prayers are with your family.  May God Bless Your Family!