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CRAWFORD, Wylie W., passed away December 19, 2018. He is survived by his mother, Marion Lackey (Phalum); three siblings, Andrea (Bob), Mark (Roma) and Bob (Mary); five nephews and nieces, nine great-nephews and nieces and extended family and friends, including all of his 1968 classmates at Huguenot High School. Wylie enjoyed life to the fullest. A gathering of family and friends will be held 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, December 23, 2018, at Bliley's-Chippenham, 6900 Hull Street Rd. Service will be private.

Added by his ex-wife:

He was a nature enthusiast...he was a graphic artist. He could paint and draw like nobody's business with geese as his favorite subject.  He loved to fish and taught my daughter how to hook a worm at 3-years of age. He was a loyal friend and did not know a stranger. He was an outdoorsman..He bought me a Remington 1100 20 gauge and taught me how to shoot..We would dove and duck hunt with our friends. The more I am writing the more I am remembering...and I have to stop. In life he was a very complicated man. Yes. We were married. Yes. We were divorced. Yes. We remained close...and right now I see him with a G and T in his hand sailing on the wind like a bird in flight.  That is the Wylie I knew.  We didn't do the bar thing...We were lovers of the out of doors.  May he rest in peace.

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12/22/18 01:58 PM #1    

Bill Irvin

Wylie was an important part of the planning process for our reunions, attending planning meetings and always smiling as if he had unlocked the secret to happiness and wanted to share it.


12/22/18 02:44 PM #2    

Ron Singleton

As I recall, Wylie was part of a group of us who went through 12 years of school together, culminating with Huguenot in '68. He will be missed. His time on this earth ended much too soon.  


12/22/18 04:14 PM #3    

Robbie Richardson

In the book, " A Grace Disguised ", author Jerry Sittser quotes a Puritan from long ago who experienced the loss of someone close, " Now life will be a little less sweet, death a little less bitter. "

Rest in Peace Wylie. 

Rob ( Robbie ) Richardson


12/22/18 07:02 PM #4    

Linda Tippett (Martz)

    Wylie was always so kind and supportive after I was a lonely transferee, and we reconnected after college and briefly dated.  He was a passionate supporter of Huguenot, and I am saddended by the news.  Rest in Peace, my friend.

 


12/22/18 07:30 PM #5    

George Edmonson

That is certainly sad news. I remember Wylie fondly as a fun-loving, happy guy. And it sounds like he was that way long after graduation. I know he'll be missed by many people.


12/22/18 11:28 PM #6    

Vern Buchanan

The world is down 1 nice guy without Wylie.

I remember talking to him at our 45th reunion & he said he had just recently returned to Richmond .

He was the kind of guy you were proud to call a friend ..

He will be greatly missed .

Vern Buchanan


12/23/18 07:10 AM #7    

Wade Johnson

Wylie was a fun guy to be around.  I knew him from the time we were children.  My father was a founder of Huguenot Little League and coached the Tigers.  I vividly remember Wylie at tryouts for the Tigers.  He was always upbeat and seemingly carefree.  I wish I had been around with him more these past few years.  His passing has affected me more than I would have expected.  


12/23/18 01:13 PM #8    

Mary Miller (Miller)

Dear "Jack" Wylie, I sure am going to miss you!!  Why did this happen to you!?  You were so kind to everyone, you had loads of friends that adored you.  We had such fun together laughing about the silliest things.  Hope to see you when its time.  Love as always, "jack." Mary Miller-Miller.  (We always called each other ... "Jack."


12/28/18 12:19 PM #9    

Bruce Miller

We couldn't have asked for a nicer, friendlier, more down-to-earth guy than Wylie Crawford.  He wasn't really part of one group or another; he was everyone's pal.  I'll miss you, buddy.  I'm forever grateful to have had you as a friend.  


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