Ray Crawshaw, 87, passed away peacefully Sunday November 10, 2019 surrounded by his loving family at his home.
Ray was born April 9, 1932, in Somerset Township, Illinois the son of the late Glenn and Lola (Bullar) Crawshaw.
He married his high school sweetheart Jennie (Cecil) Crawshaw on November 23, 1951 in Ocala, Arkansas. They shared over 68 years of marriage. Ray worked at SIU for over 29 years as a Refrigeration Engineer before retiring in 1993. He was an avid fisherman and loved crappie fishing.
He is survived by his wife Jennie Crawshaw of rural Elkville; children; Lonnie Crawshaw of Anna ; Kathy and Jim Tuthill of Kingman, Arizona; Teresa and Greg Hughes of Murphysboro; grandchildren; Marsha (Dusty) Doan; Trisha Crashaw; Jamie (Preston)Hicks; Ryan (Desiree) Tuthill; Jeremy Hubbs; Jenna Hubbs; great grandchildren; Evan Hicks; Derrik Hicks; Dylan Hicks; Eli Hicks; Kaylin Calhoun and Jayden Hubbs; sister Sharlynn Albon; aunt Ruby Nausley; brother in law; Louie (Judy) Cecil; sister in law Rachel Moore; and many nieces and nephew, cousins too numerous to mention. He loved them all.
Visitation will be Wednesday November 13th, 2019 from 11-12 at Walker Funeral Home in Carbondale. Services will be at 12:00 at the funeral home with Reverend Danny Boyd officiating. Interment will be at DeSoto Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois 204 Halfway Road Marion, Illinois 62959