John Robert Crawford, 71, passed away on June 6, 2021, at his home in Chandler, AZ.
He was born in Yorkville, OH, to the late Sheldon and Sara McDermott Crawford.
In addition, he was preceded in death by his step-father and three sisters. He is survived by his son, Jon Jay Crawford; his daughter, Jade Crawford; two grandchildren and two brothers, one sister and many nieces and nephews.
John moved to Steubenville around age ten and attended Big Red High School before joining the Army in 1968. While serving in combat in Vietnam, he served with Big Red One First Division and then extended his service with the Eleventh Armored Cavalry, earning many medals for his bravery and service.
Upon conclusion of his service, he returned to Steubenville and began a 38 year career with the Kroger Company, spent mostly in the dairy department.
In 2019, he moved to Arizona and spent his remaining years with his children and grandchildren. He will be remembered for being a loving father, generous man, and kind soul.
At John’s request, there will be no memorial or funeral services. He will be laid to rest in Union Cemetery near family.