Robert Earl Crawley, Jr.
Robert Earl Crawley, Jr., 53, died Friday, April 8, 2016. He passed away peacefully at his home in Aurelian Springs. Robert was born December 7, 1962 to Patricia Claiborne Crawley and Robert Earl Crawley Sr.
He was a logger and owned Bear Swamp Timber, LLC since 1993. He was a graduate of Halifax Academy. Robert was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting. He was a founding and active member of Community Hunting Club. His passions included riding motorcycles and ATVs, and the Aurelian Springs community. His favorite pastime was spending time at his mill pond on his pontoon boat and enjoying nature. His most beloved role was being a father to his three daughters.
He is survived by his wife, Lisa Clifton Crawley; his three daughters, Katherine Hayden Crawley, Madison Grace Crawley, and Schyler Taite Crawley; his mother, Patricia Claiborne Crawley, his father, Robert Earl Crawley, both of Littleton; his sister, Cathy Crawley Ellington and her husband Willis Ellington of Littleton; his brother, Elliot Claiborne “Clay” Crawley and his wife Ronda Walters Crawley of Littleton; his mother-in-law, Linda Carter Clifton and his father-in-law, Thomas Jefferson Clifton of Roanoke Rapids; his sister-in-law, Lori Clifton Gowen of Kill Devil Hills; two nieces, Joanna Ellington Babb and her husband Chris of Roanoke Rapids, Alaine Ellington Rodwell and her husband Stan of Littleton; three nephews, Austin Clay Crawley of Littleton, Edward Carter Gowen, and Matthew Charles Gowen of Kill Devil Hills, NC; many beloved friends in the Aurelian Springs community.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at Askew Funeral and Cremation Services in Roanoke Rapids.
Gravside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 11, 2016 at the family’s mill pond, 1156 Warren Pond Road, Littleton with Rev. Susan Joyce and Rev. Howard Guldry officiating. A reception following.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Crawley College Fund for his daughters, at BB&T.