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Leroy Martin Crawley

Mr. Leroy Martin Crawley of Alton died Monday, July 15, 2013 at his home. He was born in Halifax County on Nov. 12, 1935 and was 77 years old. He was the son of the late John Emmit Crawley and the late Gladys Elwyn Martin Crawley and was married to Carol Ann Rupp Crawley, who survives.


Mr. Crawley was a member of Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, a graduate of Halifax County High School and Virginia Tech; worked as a social service case worker in Martinsville; juvenile probation officer in Alexandria; counselor with Virginia Vocational Rehabilitation in Alexandria; counselor with Virginia State Correctional Facilities from which he retired in 1998. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a Russian linguist.

In addition to his wife of the home, survivors include his children, Kim Leigh Crawley and husband Thomas Killer of Zug, Switzerland, Scott Wayne Crawley and wife Mary of Honolulu, Hawaii, Carla Jeanne C. Ito and husband Teruaki of Tokyo, Japan, Elaine Suzanne C. Seate and husband Christopher stationed in Korea; and Kara Elizabeth C. Kirkpatrick and husband Daniel of Falls Church; his grandchildren, Selena Jade and Brett Malynn Seate of Va., Andrew Thomas, Wade Robert, Lauren Elizabeth and Graham David Crawley of Honolulu, Maika and Jun Ito of Tokyo, and Daniel Alexander Kirkpatrick of Falls Church; his sister-in-law, Pat Crawley, widow of DeWitt, of Aiken, S.C.; and his beloved nieces and nephews.

Two brothers, John Emmit Crawley Jr. and wife Ruth, and Ernest DeWitt Crawley, also preceded Mr. Crawley in death.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 20, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Cedar Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bonnie Pizzeck officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home on Friday, July 19, from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. and other times at the home, 4218 Cluster Springs Road, Alton.

For memorials consider Cedar Grove United Methodist Church, 4079 Cedar Grove Road, Alton, VA 24520 or Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592.

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Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, South Boston.