American Veteran 01

James Douglass "Doug" Crawley

October 1, 1935 ~ January 28, 2020 (age 84)

Obituary Image


Ruby, SC


          Mr. James Douglass “Doug” Crawley, age 84, entered into rest on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services will be 4:00 PM Friday, January 31, 2020 at Ruby Baptist Church by Pastor Ronald Thurman and David Thurman with burial to follow in the Ruby Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 3:00 – 4:00 PM Friday, prior to the service in the sanctuary of the church.


          Mr. Crawley was born October 1, 1935 in Chesterfield County, SC a son of the late Arthur Franklin and Olive Viola Oliver Crawley. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a faithful member of Ruby Baptist Church where he served as Deacon, former choir member, and was very active in building props and décor for the church. Doug was also a member of the Sunlighter’s Quartet. Mr. Crawley was a retired employee of INA Bearing with 37 years of service. His hobbies included fishing, working with his tractor, and building and flying model airplanes. A true family man, Mr. Crawley was a very loving and devoted husband of 65 years to his beloved wife and a very supportive grandfather of his grandchildren’s goals and achievements. He will be fondly remembered as a friend who was willing to lend a helping hand to family or anyone in need.


          In addition to his parents, Mr. Crawley was also preceded in death by his brothers, John Robert Crawley, and Will Frank “Hank” Crawley; sisters, Mary Etta “Makie” Kirkley, Helen C. Rivers, and Beatielee “Bate” Esparza.


          Survivors include his beloved wife of 65 years, Irene Davidson Crawley of the home; son, James Rodney (Mary Hannah) Crawley of Cheraw, SC; grandchildren, Nancy Ann Crawley of Charleston, SC, and Daniel Blake Crawley of Pensacola, FL; sister, Margaret C. Thurman of Ruby, SC; brother-in-law, Genaro Esparza of San Antonio, TX; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Crawley of Chesterfield, SC; also numerous nieces and nephews.


          Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 508 Hampton St #200, Columbia, SC 29201



Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home of Chesterfield, SC ( is serving the Crawley family.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of James Douglass "Doug" Crawley, please visit our floral store.


January 31, 2020

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Ruby Baptist Church (Ruby Cemetery)

Funeral Service
January 31, 2020

4:00 PM
Ruby Baptist Church (Ruby Cemetery)

© 2020 Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use