MORTON-Kenneth E. “Gene” Crawford, Jr., 92, of Morton, IL passed away at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 24, 2021 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born on November 23, 1928 in Peoria, IL a son of Kenneth E. and Gladys Miller Crawford, Sr.
He married V. Joy Greer on June 26, 1946 in Kentland, IN. She died October 16, 2005. He married Joan Musick on January 2, 2010 in Eureka, IL. She survives.
Survivors also include three sons, Kenneth (Radene) Crawford of Surprise, AZ; Scott (Linda) Crawford of Carrollton, GA; Tom Crawford of Christopher, IL; two daughters, Cynthia (Joe) Spidle of Frostproof, FL; Jami (Scott) Hemmenway of Mt Pleasant, SC; three step-sons, Steve (Dorothy) Musick of Morton, IL ; David (Marilyn) Musick of Normal, IL; Dennis (Mary) Musick of Secor, IL; Melanie (Jeff) Spence of Phoenix, AZ; 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 11 step-grandchildren; 32 step-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-granddaughters.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, three sisters and four grandchildren.
Gene worked as a petroleum consultant at Caterpillar in Peoria, IL for 35 years traveling the world with his job.
He was a member of Eureka Presbyterian Church where he held various positions and sang in the choir.
He was a Ham Radio enthusiast, collected antique dolls with Joy, and loved to read, especially Westerns.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 27, 2021 at Eureka Presbyterian Church in Eureka, IL. Pastor Bob Montgomery will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Monday. Burial will be in Olio Township Cemetery. Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka is handling arrangements for the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Eureka Presbyterian Church for Missions. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.argoruestmanharris.com.