Laurence Eugene Crawford, 90, established Pleasant Air Inc. Heating and Air Conditioning

Laurence Eugene Crawford

HAMPSTEAD — Laurence Eugene Crawford, 90, passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021, at his home.

He was born Nov. 15, 1930, in Rock Cave, West Virginia, son of the late Earl and Emma Withers Crawford. He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathleen Mary Caprio Crawford.

Upon retirement from York International, he moved to Hampstead in 1986. The Crawfords established Pleasant Air Inc. Heating and Air Conditioning. He was an avid bowler of the Olde Point bowling league. He and his wife became charter members of the Lutheran Church of Reconciliation. He enjoyed time spent with Brandy, his horse; three goats and two potbelly pigs and RVing to North Topsail Beach to watch the waves.

Surviving are his son, Bryant Crawford (Nan); daughter, Marianne Erlewine; grandchildren, David Crawford (Marissa), Melissa Batts (Adam), Cherie Sheahan (John), Kristen Thacker (Larry), Brenda Williamson, Jeremy Erlewine (Mollie Lea) and Jennifer Terry; great-grandchildren, Tyler Crawford, Blake Batts, Emily Batts, Reed Williamson, Allie Batts, Addison Crawford, Grady Thacker, Cole Crawford, Nolan Thacker, Jonah Thacker, Gerald Batts, Angel Batts, Joshua Batts, Hazel Erlewine, Dylan Sheahan, Joel Thacker, Benjamin Crawford, Carter Crawford, Logan Sheahan, Regan Terry and Lilla Terry; and sister, Anna Belle Hartway (Warren) of Florida.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 10, at Sea Lawn Memorial Park in Hampstead, with Pastor Bill Milholland officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at 207 Sloop Point Loop Road, Hampstead.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Lutheran Church of Reconciliation or Livingstones Tabernacle Food Pantry.

Share online condolences with the family at Andrews Mortuary & Crematory.

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