GATESVILLE Cecil Gerald Crawford, 80, of Gatesville, and formerly of Denver City, Texas, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, in Gatesville. No services are scheduled at this time. His cremains will be buried in the family grave site in Denver City.

He was born on Oct. 18, 1929, in San Saba County, to John Charles and Sarah Caldonia Tinney Crawford. He served in the U.S. Armed Forces during the Korean War from 1951 to 1952.

He is survived by his son, Gerald Crawford and wife Amy; a granddaughter; a great-granddaughter; brother, Arthur Clifton Crawford; sisters, Willie Mae Gray and Hazel Odell Simmons; and sisters-in-law, Fannie Young Crawford and Jody Crawford.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Faye Edwards Crawford; four brothers; four sisters; and several nieces and nephews.