Fallen Hero: Retired Technical Sergeant Bobby Dee Crawford

Canton, MS

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Ott & Lee Funeral Home

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Ott & Lee Funeral Homes- Brandon
Tuesday, March 5, 2024
5:00 – 7:00 pm


Ott & Lee Funeral Homes- Brandon
Wednesday, March 6, 2024
2:00 – 3:00 pm



Military Service Tribute, Honors, and Obituary


Recognizing and Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard. “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Airman and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on March 3, 2024, and has moved on to his heavenly home. Retired Technical Sergeant Bobby Dee Crawford, age 89, who served in the MSANG within the 172d Airlift Wing has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Airman.  We applaud your patriotism, sacrifices, and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Another great Airman has gone home, “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten, Airman Forever”.

Obituary, Visitation, and Service Details

Bobby Dee Crawford, 89, passed away on Sun. March 3, 2024 at Parkway Health & Rehab in Canton, MS. Visitation will be held on Tues. March 5, 2024 from 5pm-7pm at Ott & Lee Funeral Home in Brandon, MS. Funeral Services are 2pm on Wed. March 6, 2024 at the Ott & Lee Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Crestview Memorial Gardens in Brandon, MS.

Mr. Crawford was born on Sept. 27, 1934 in Blue Springs, MS to the late Joseph Bailey Crawford and Edla Louise Adams Crawford. Mr. Crawford served in the U.S. Air Force, Air Force Reserve and retired from the MS Air National Guard after 28 years of service. He also retired as an Architect. Mr. Crawford was a member of McLaurin Heights Baptist Church in Pearl, MS and he enjoyed college sports, westerns and spending time with family.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Crawford; sons, Robin Crawford (Lisa), Kevin T. Crawford (Katie) and Joe Crawford; grandchildren, David Crawford (Kimberly), Lana McAdams (Gavin) and his great grandchildren, Joseph Crawford, Daelyn Crawford and Tobias Crawford. Mr. Crawford is also preceded in death by his daughter, Glinnis D. Crawford; sister, Betty Jo Dye and a brother, Thomas D. Crawford.