John Leon ‘Big John’ Crawley



JOHN LEON ‘BIG JOHN’ CRAWLEY, 65, Trafford, died Aug. 21, 2017. He retired from Airco Specialty Gases and was a longtime member of Masseyline Church of God, where he was a devoted helper of the elderly. He enjoyed restoring cars and spending time with his grandchildren. Parents Charles and Helen Faggard Crawley, wife Phoebe Ann Crawley, and daughters Tessya Melvin and Tanya Humphrey predeceased him.

Surviving are grandchildren Brittnay Michelle Payne (Dilland) Daugherty, Colby Dewayne Melvin, Kenneth Wayne Hutchens, Lauren Kendall Humphrey; sisters Gail (Frederick) Finley, Gardendale, Lois Jean (Randall) Stephenson, Pell City; brothers Horace Milton (Glennis) Crawley, Hartselle, Howard (Rhonda) Crawley, Hayden; nieces and nephews.

Benny Johnson officiated the 2 p.m. service held Aug. 24 at Masseyline Church of God with burial at the adjoining cemetery. Lemley Funeral Home and Crematory directed.