Funeral services for Leland Howard Crawford, Sr. will be held Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church Minden in Minden. Officiating will be Rev. Leland Crawford, Jr. assisted by Rev. Ron Teal. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory in Minden. The family will receive friends Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 from noon until service time at First Baptist Church Minden.
Leland was born August 20, 1925, in Kentwood to Talmadge B. and Florence Addison Crawford. He entered into rest Nov. 5, 2013 in Minden.
He served his country in the United States Marine Corp. He was a shift foreman with Dow Chemical Company and a recreation director at First Baptist in Lake Jackson, Texas and First Baptist in New Braunfels, Texas.
His wife, Nancy Jo Crawford, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his sons, Rev. Leland Crawford, Jr. and wife, Rose of Minden, David Crawford and wife, Cyndi of Dallas, Texas and Robert Crawford of Canyon Lake, Texas; daughter, Trisha Teal and husband, Ron of Hartselle, Alabama; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be grandsons.
Honorary pallbearers will be Rev. Bill Ichter, Rev. Bill Crider, Leslie Spigener and Roger Harper.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Homebound Ministry of First Baptist Church Minden, 301 Pennsylvania Avenue, Minden, Louisiana 71055.
The family extends special thanks to Gamble Hospice and especially nurse Elizabeth and aide Donna.