Mr. George Thomas “Tom” Crawford, 89, of Barbourville, passed away Saturday morning, June 6, 2020 at the Barbourville Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was the son of the late Alford and Elsie Baker Crawford born on October 3, 1930 in Knox County.
George was a retired General Motors employee, where he worked for over 22 years, and of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching sports and spending time with his family.
On February 18, 1956, he united in marriage with Genorra “Ginny” Bargo and to this union two daughters were born.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Genorra Crawford; a much loved granddaughter, Amber Powers; in-laws, Clark and Laura Bargo; two sisters, Mary Ethel Mills and Ruby Doris Trosper; three brothers, Wendell Crawford, Hewy Crawford and Lonnie Crawford; five sisters-in-law, Ruby Kippenburger, Opal Smith, Margaret Benfield, Irene Hammons and Odie Gibbs; two sisters-in-law, Peggy Crawford and Rachel Crawford; a brother-in-law, Himes Bargo and a special neighbor, Herbert Hammons.
Survivors include two daughters, Teresa Jackson and husband, Dennis, of Barbourville and Kay Powers and husband, Denver, of Mackey Bend; two sisters, Carolyn Crawford of Bailey Switch and Betty Shields and husband, Joe, of Swan Pond; a brother, Johnny Crawford and Peggy, of Barbourville; six sisters-in-law, Gwen Crawford of Cincinnati, Linda Fannon and husband, Terrie, and Dorothy Parsons all of Corbin; Drucilla Adkins of Lexington, Evelyn Burnett and husband, Willard, of Barbourville and Nancy Bargo of London; a brother-in-law, Jerry Benfield of Louisville; three grandchildren, Michael Prater and wife, Jocelyn, Ryan Powers and Adrienne and Jackie Brown and husband, Matt; seven great grandchildren, Valerie Oliveras, Brandon Prater, Jenna Smith, Dallas Creekmore, Alexis Brown, MacKenna Brown and Matthew Brown; among many nieces, nephews and other loved ones and dear friends.
His funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of the Knox Funeral Home Saturday, June 13 at 3 P.M. with Rev. Josh Smith and Joe Shields officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Barbourville Cemetery with military funeral honors.
Casket bearers will be Michael Prater, Brandon Prater, Ryan Powers, Matt Brown, Matthew Brown, Michael Mills and Doyal Jackson. Honorary bearers will be Don Cheek, Charles Hampton, Eddie North and the staff of Barbourville Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday after 1 P.M. until the funeral hour.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Knox Funeral Home.