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David Sewell Crawford – May 17, 2017

David Sewell Crawford died on May 17 in Amarillo of complications from a recent diagnosis of tongue cancer.
David and his twin, Dana, were born on October 16, 1955, in Amarillo to Ollie and Joe Crawford. He attended Avondale Elementary, Sam Houston Junior High, and graduated in 1974 from Tascosa High School. As a Tascosa Rebel, he caused his share of trouble and wrestled under the watchful eye of Coach James Kile. He attended University of Texas Arlington and Amarillo College.
He married Sally Daniel on June 15, 1991. Together they enjoyed traveling across the country as well as several trips to Europe and Asia. They travelled to China 3 times, twice to adopt their precious daughters.
Always after a bargain, David bought and sold on Ebay. He acquired one of the largest collections of Coors Pottery in Texas. He purchased real estate for rental properties. He was a Potter County Constable for 10 years. He worked at the airport for TSA for 7 years.
With his outgoing personality and gift of noticing things about people, he had many friends who meant a lot to him and never met a stranger. He loved to fish and was a gifted gardener and enjoyed photography. He was proud of his 2 daughters and enjoyed attending their activities.
David was preceded in death by his father and mother.
He is survived by his ex-wife, Sally Crawford, his daughters, Joely and Camry, and his brother Steve Crawford all of Amarillo; sisters, Karen Steward of Corpus; Paula Henry (Don) of Big Sandy; Valerie Tubbs (Mike) of Lake Texoma; and Dana Jackson (Ray) of Greenville, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Burial will be at Llano Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
The family will receive family and friends from 6-8pm, Friday, May 19, 2017, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Amarillo College Foundation, Suzuki Fund, PO Box 447, Amarillo, TX 79178.


  • Rod Daniel Posted May 19, 2017 12:17 am

    David had a warm and welcoming personality, and we will all miss him. Rest in peace Bro. –Rod, Jamie and Rosalyn.

  • Joe McAvoy Posted May 19, 2017 9:13 am

    Sorry for your loss God Bless his family.
    Take care.

  • janice joplin Posted May 19, 2017 10:56 am

    I am very sorry to hear about your loss. david was a dear friend since junior high & high schools. he will be greatly missed. my condolenses to you & the family, Janice greer-joplin class of 1974 @ tascosa high school

  • jackie E gann Posted May 19, 2017 11:30 am

    You’ll be missued my old friend.
    I apologize for the lost years of no contact but I loved you in my heart brother. Put in a good word for me up there. Will see you again soon.

  • Paula Seitz Templin Posted May 19, 2017 12:24 pm

    I am saddened to hear about David. Lots of love and prayers for his family. I haven’t seen David since our 20th reunion, and so glad he continued to be so loved by everyone he shared his life with in his special journey.

  • Ann Ditto Posted May 19, 2017 12:35 pm

    I am so sorry for your family. I knew of Dana and David from Amarillo College. Always a smile and busy on campus. Prayers for all.
    Ann Ditto

  • Paul Ware Posted May 19, 2017 1:12 pm

    I’m very sorry to hear about this loss, both to the Crawford family and friends. Prayers are with Sally and the girls. You will be missed, David.

  • Beth Joy Rhodes Posted May 19, 2017 1:21 pm

    Dear Dana,
    My deepest Sympathy to you and your family.
    It is sent with deep sorrow , To learn about David leaving
    Us too soon! You are in my thoughts & Prayers .
    Beth Joy Rhodes

  • Armand Smith Posted May 19, 2017 3:09 pm

    I am sorry to hear of Davids passing. I graduated Tascosa in 1974 with him and attended AC with him. Always had a good sense of humor , nice to everyone and enjoyed his facebook post.
    Condolences to Davids family.
    Armand Smith and family.
    Peoria, Arizona

  • Leonard Derrick Posted May 19, 2017 4:42 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart and prayers go out to the family. May the Lord bless you and keep you in His perfect peace.
    Leonard Derrick

  • Vicky Black Russell Posted May 19, 2017 6:07 pm

    Dana and Family-
    My heart goes out to all of your during this time of sorrow and loss. May the hand of Our Lord Jesus Christ comfort and hold you as you make your way through this life without your beloved David Sewell! Rick and I spent some much time you with and David growing up and I will cherish those times forever more! All my love Vick

  • Apryl McMennamy Posted May 19, 2017 6:36 pm

    Dearest Dana and family,
    My deepest sympathy goes out to your family in the passing of such a kind and loving person as David was. He truly was one of a kind, and now gone way to soon! Prayers to lift you up and positive thoughts coming your way.
    I love you,
    Apryl McMennamy

  • Lisa Flanagan Posted May 22, 2017 2:39 pm

    Prayers to all of the Crawford family in the loss of David. Please remember to cherish all of the memories, as no one can take these away from you. Sincerely, Lisa Flanagan

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