Stuart “Skip” Cottrell Crawford III

Published 12:19 pm Monday, May 20, 2024

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FRANKLIN – Stuart “Skip” Cottrell Crawford III, 55, passed away at Consulate Nursing Home on Friday, May 17, with his mom and dad at his side. Stuart was born in San Angelo, Texas and grew up in Franklin. He was the son of William and Joan Wolfe and the late Stuart (Scotty) Crawford Jr. He was also predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Ralph and Elsie Atkinson.

Stuart “Skip” Cottrell Crawford

Skip was a graduate of Franklin High School and worked in the local automotive dealerships and with Blake Ford for the last 25 plus years. He enjoyed NASCAR races and was a faithful fan of the Philadelphia Eagles. He was a boy scout. He loved family gatherings with his family and friends.

At an early age Skip enjoyed reading the Bible and spent his life getting an understanding of the words and how they pertained to life. He was a strong believer and had found his home at Sedley Baptist Church where he enjoyed his fellowship with the Disciples Sunday School Class.

Left to cherish his memory is his mother and father, Joan and Bill Wolfe; brother, James (Audrey) Crawford; stepfather, Forrest (Lisha) Wolfe, Justin (David) Wolfe and stepsister, Wendy (Ray) Edwards; nieces and nephews, Ryan (Melissa) Wolfe, Peyton Wolfe, Michael (Alex) Drewry, Whitley and Jackson Smith, Ryland (Stephanie) Edwards; great-aunt Ciara and cousins in Chatham, Virginia; his uncle, Mike Wolfe and beloved stepuncle and aunt, Frankie and Sandra Edwards and dear friends, Diane and Blake Blythe.

A memorial service will be held at Wright Funeral Home on Sunday, May 26, at 3 p.m. with Pastor Jim Forman officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be private.

We would like to express our deep appreciation to Consulate Nursing Home’s Blue Unit in Windsor, Virginia for their excellent care of Stuart during his last days. Also, to Sentara’s Hospice Group and wound care.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to Sedley Baptist Church or your favorite charity.