Charles R. Crawley
Date of Birth:
July 26, 1932
Date Passed:
February 26, 2023
Ray began his life in Alexander Mills, North Carolina, born to the late Charles Goode and Hazel Newton Crawley on July 26,1932. He grew up in the small “mill town” of Forest City, N.C. He graduated from Cool Springs High School and attended East Tennessee State and Gardner Web University where he played football on scholarship.

After college, Ray served in the United States Airforce. In 1954 he became a pen pal with a young lady he had not yet met. On February 24,1957 he married her, Marion Gray (Todd). Their marriage of 63 years is still a steadfast example of love and devotion to many, especially their children Charles Ray Crawley, Jr., and Gwendolyn Todd Crawley Lewis. Ray worked a variety of jobs including linotype operator for the Forest City Courier Newspaper, drove for Gordon’s Chip and Goodies, delivered milk for Guilford Dairy, and worked for the High Point Enterprise.

Ray was an active member of St. Charles Baptist Church where he served as deacon. He was also an active member of Dunkirk Baptist Church.

His love of sports was gifted to his children and grandchildren who will forever cheer for the Washington Redskins, Baltimore Orioles and especially the UNC Tarheels Basketball team.

He is proceeded in death by his parents Charles and Hazel, his wife, Marion, and his sister Patricia Ann Poteat.

The arrangements are:
Friday March 3rd: Lee Funeral Home Owings, Maryland
2-4pm and 6-8pm

Saturday March 4th: Funeral Service at Dunkirk Baptist Church
11am with a lunch reception to follow at the church.
Union Membership:
Columbia Typographical Union 101-12
Waldorf, MD
Retired From:
Government Printing Office