Kevin Ray Crawford U.S. Veteran

March 7, 1965 - September 23, 2013

Kevin Ray Crawford, 48, of Steedman, was called to his Heavenly home on Monday, September 23, 2013, following a valiant battle against cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family. Kevin was born March 7, 1965, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Betty (Green) Crawford and the late Karl D. Crawford. Kevin retired from the United States Army Reserves after proudly serving his country for 22 years. While in the Reserves, he worked for the Missouri Department of Corrections, SEMA, and Homeland Security. He was a member of the Church of God Holiness. An avid outdoors man, Kevin loved fishing with his family and friends especially at Pomme De Terre Lake. He also enjoyed reading and was an exceptional cook. His memory will be cherished by his wife, Tessa (Powers) Crawford of Steedman; son, Kalen Crawford of Jefferson City; step-daughter, Tracy Young of Steedman; brother, Karl Preston (Dora) Crawford of Fulton; half-brothers, Terry (Jan) Hammontree of Edwardsville, Kan., and Steven (Nickie) Hammontree of Mountain Home, Ark.; half-sister, LeeAnn (Cecil) Freeze of Edwardsville, Kan.; mother and father-in-law, Joe and June Powers of Steedman; brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Heidi Powers of Steedman; several nieces and nephews; and best friends, Craig and Lisa Beck of Jefferson City. He was preceded in death by his father, Karl Crawford; sister-in-law, Tracie Powers; and grandparents, Ernest and Letha Crawford and Roscoe and Mollie Green. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 26, 2013, at Maupin Funeral Home with Reverend Dennis West officiating. The family will receive friends from noon until the time of service at Maupin Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Steedman Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Kevin's name to the Children's Hospital of St. Louis or Cancer Center of America in Tulsa, c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard, Fulton, MO 65251.

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