Max G. Crawley, Sr. of Forest City, NC died August 8, 2013 while a resident at Carolina House in Forest City, North Carolina.
Max was born April 11, 1936, in Rutherford County, NC, to the late Grady S. Crawley and Celia L. Crawley. The major portion of his working life was spent as a self-employed building contractor. He was a long time member of the Sandy Mush Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son, Steven Douglas Crawley and one sister, Joyce Crawley Harrill.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Merle West Crawley; his son and daughter-in-law, Max G. Crawley, Jr. (Butch) and Sandra H. Crawley of Forest City, NC; his daughter and son-in-law, Lisa C. Ray and Phillip A. Ray of Oak Hill, Virginia. There are four grandchildren and two great grandsons, Jennifer Canipe and husband, Robert, Justin Crawley, Jeremy Ray and wife Elizabeth, Dustin Ray, Jaden Canipe, and Zachary Ray. He is also survived by four sisters, Elizabeth Tate, Lillian Silvers, and Jackie Price, all of Forest City, NC, and Carol Moser and husband Joe of Seymour, Indiana. Other survivors include one sister-in-law, Barbara W. Wilson and her husband, Boyce Wilson, Jr.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 P.M. on August 11, 2013 at Sandy Mush Baptist Church with Rev. Allen Hall and Pastor Terry White officiating. Interment will follow at Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. on August 10, 2013 at Harrelson Funeral Home. Other times, the family will be meeting at the home of Max and Sandra Crawley, 395 Trojan Lane, Forest City NC.
Memorial donations are suggested to Hospice of Rutherford County, P.O. Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.
Harrelson Funeral & Cremation Services is serving the Family of Mr. Crawley.