Walter Crawford, 51, of Higginsville, died January 24th at his home.

He was born May 16, 1965 in Connesville, PA

Walter worked at Center Industries on the campus of the Higginsville Habilitation Center for over 20 years. Packing soap was one of his favorite jobs. There were many activities and interests that made his life fulfilling. At the top of the list were the Dukes of Hazzard, Knight Rider, being outdoors enjoying nature while walking, riding a bike or swimming. Everyone was “brother” or “family” to Walter. He also loved the Royals, Chiefs, smoking cigarettes, and working on Friday….because that was payday!

He is preceded in death by his father, Walter Crawford, Sr. and his mother, Margaret Ann Fligger-Stimmel.

He is survived by:  

Brother:                   Heath Stimmel           of Independence 

Sisters:                   Wanda Crawford         of Independence
                              Janet Martinez (Noel)  of Adrian, MO

Nephews:                Michael Lopez, Noel Martinez, Jr., 
                              Anthony Boothman
Nieces:                   Kearstin and Allyssa Stimmel, 
                              CaSara and Vanessa Crawford 

Memorial Services will be held Sunday, February 5th at 2:30 pm at the Raglan Auditorium on the Higginsville Habilitation Center campus.

Memorials are suggested to Special Olympics

Kaiser-Wiegers Funeral Home