Steven Durst Crawford left his earthly body and his beloved panhandled last week. Steve was a man of many trades and talents. The fondest memories his nieces and nephews have of him were his adventurous spirit and tall tales. Steve loved to take his nieces and nephews out on hiking trips to dripping
springs picking up arrowheads and prickle pear cactus along the way, he would often remind them of the “wompas cats “in the area. Steve was a great history buff and loved to collect all sorts of things, he once took his niece to the trades day in canton and bought her a “come and take it” flag that still hangs in her garage today. He also tried out for Jeopardy and was accepted to the show, but unfortunately couldn’t make the trip out to California. He loved to teach us all new things such as teaching his great-nephew how to tune and play the guitar Steve was one of a kind, he enjoyed life to the fullest, he loved to spend time with family and friends and he was always up to tell a great story, show us something cool he found, or teach us new things. To his family, Steve was one of the smartest coolest guys to be around.
Steve graduated from Tascosa high school in 1971 from there he attended Texas Tech for 1 year before uncle Sam got him and he joined the Army. He was in the 7th Cavalry and was sent to Germany. Once he returned, he became an air traffic controller in Santa Fe for a while, he learned to set tiles and made a business out of his newfound trade lastly, he worked repairing high voltage electrical switchgear until he retired.
He is preceded in death by his parents Ollie McSpaddden and Joe Crawford. One Brother David Crawford, A Sister Karen Steward and a niece Kelli Murff. He was survived by sister Paula Henry and husband Don, sister Dana Jackson and husband Ray, sister Valerie Tubbs and husband Mike, 11 nieces and nephews, and many great-nieces and nephews.
Steve was loved by many and will be greatly missed.