Kennis Randall Crawford

Published 4:11 pm Wednesday, August 24, 2022

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Kennis Randall Crawford, 86 of Keysville, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 20, at Lynchburg General Hospital surrounded by his family.

Kennis “Ken” was born on Oct. 19, 1935 in Sophia, West Virginia. He was the son of Kennis A and Edith Dula Crawford.

After graduating in 1954 from Pearisburg High School, he joined the United States Air Force from 1954 to 1958, proudly serving his country. From 1958 to 1960 he attended Bluefield Baptist College on a GI Bill.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Phyllis “Joy” Crawford; his son, Randall Scott Crawford and his daughter, Deirdre “Dee” Crawford. He is also survived by two grandsons, Kennis and Grayson and one granddaughter, Alexis.

Ken was employed with Aflac for over 30 years. He was a member of the Lynchburg Valley Scottish Rite, Lynchburg Shrine Club, Kazim Shrine Temple, Acca Shriner and American Legion Post 260.

Ken enjoyed hunting, fishing and metal detecting. He also found great pleasure in building, working on his farm and spending time with his family and friends.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 25, at 11 a.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Meherrin, with Father Tochi Iwuji officiating. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Browning Duffer-Funeral Home in Keysville.

The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home of Keysville is respectfully serving the Crawford family.