Franklin Garner Crawford

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Franklin Garner Crawford, age 85 of Chatsworth passed away suddenly, Saturday, May 6, 2017, at home. Born one of ten children to Thomas and Vera Crawford on January 18, 1932, in Largo, FL.   Preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Ardath Crandal, Dorothy Abrams, Enda Ruth Pierson; brother, Jarman "J.C." Crawford and granddaughter, Maria Ann Crawford.   He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Teri Lyn Crawford  of the residence; daughters, Charlotte Crawford of Clearwater, FL, Barbara (Jeff) Eskens of Fleming Island, FL; son, Robert "Buddy" (Kim) Crawford of Ocala, FL; step-children, James "Brett" (Kristen) Ausherman of Atlanta, GA and Melissa Dawn Ausherman of Stephensville, TX; grandchildren, Clayton Thomas Crawford (US Army), Corey Lyn Crawford of Jacksonville, FL, Christen (Sean) Juhl  of Clearwater, FL, Erin Taylor Eskens of Poway, CA, Justin G. (Elizabeth) Hampton of Chatsworth, GA, Jade (Reed) Murray of Sedan, New Mexico, Caleb Jackson Bagley of Dalton, GA, Hayden and Dylan Ausherman of Atlanta, GA; great grandchildren, Jace Eli Hampton, Khloe Rayne Crawford, Jack Alexander Juhl  and two on the way this year.  
He was a veteran of the Korean War (18th Regimental Combat Team 101st Airborne), a Shriner, 32nd degree  Mason and a member to the Blue Lodge, Largo, FL. He was retired from the Pinellas County Florida Sheriff's Department with 20 years of service.   Upon his retirement, he and Teri moved to Chatsworth where he opened Frank's Barber Shop where he enjoyed mingling with the locals for nearly 30 years.  
At his request, he will be cremated, no service and military interment in Largo Florida at a later date.
Arrangements made with integrity by Shawn Chapman Funeral Home, Crematory and Monuments.

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