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Robert Junior Crawford

June 18, 1953 - January 7, 2018

Robert Junior Crawford, 64, of Mansfield passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018. He was born on June 18, 1953 in Rossville, Tennessee to Robert Evans and Mayonie Shelton. Robert was later adopted by Wilbur and Versa Crawford of Mansfield.

Robert was an avid sports fan, and especially loved watching and cheering fo…read more

Robert Junior Crawford, 64, of Mansfield passed away on Sunday, January 7, 2018. He was born on June 18, 1953 in Rossville, Tennessee to Robert Evans and Mayonie Shelton. Robert was later adopted by Wilbur and Versa Crawford of Mansfield.

Robert was an avid sports fan, and especially loved watching and cheering for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Browns. He played basketball throughout much of his life, setting records in school and eventually playing on the US Army team. Later in life he enjoyed work as a truck driver and mover for the Mayflower Company.

Robert leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Brenda Barnhill Crawford; son, Robert Barnhill of West Jordan, Utah; daughters, Blair Barnhill Rankin (Joshua Mathias) of Mansfield, Cynthia Barnhill of Fresno, Califonia, and Victoria Washington of Memphis, Tennessee. He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Myron Rankin, Avery Rankin, Kelsey Rankin, Blair Rogers and Aaron Mathias; his father, Robert Evans; a host of brothers and sisters in both Memphis and Detroit; sister Mary McDonald of Mansfield; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mayonie Shelton; mother, Versa Crawford; father, Wilber Crawford; brother, Albert Shelton; and sister, Manda Evans.

No services will be observed at this time. The Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors is privileged to assist the family of Robert J. Crawford

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