February 17, 1932 - July 28, 2018
Jackie Merle Crawford passed away July 28th in Amarillo, Texas. No services are scheduled at this time. Jack was born February 17th, 1932 in Amarillo, Texas, where he attended school until his enlistment in the Air Force in 1949. He served his county during the Korean War and was also stationed in Japan. Upon his return to the US he was stationed at Warner Robbins Air Force Base in Georgia, where he met Barbara Ann Lowery. They were married on June 12th, 1954. Their two children were born in Georgia. The family moved to Oklahoma in 1959 where Jack worked as an airplane mechanic for a variety of airlines including Central Airlines, which was purchased by Denver-based Frontier Airlines in 1967. The family moved to Colorado in 1969 when Jack was offered a management position with Frontier. Jack enjoyed Colorado and was an active fisherman and golfer for many years. Jack loved to read and was a regular library patron wherever he lived. Jack worked for Frontier for many years in a variety of roles. He retired from Continental Airlines in 1995 to care for his wife Barbara during an extended chronic illness. Barbara passed away in Brighton, Colorado, in 2002. Jack relocated to Amarillo in 2014, where he lived at Park Place Towers and met his wife, Twyla. His last years were happily spent with Twyla at Park Place and it was a joy to see them together. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, James and Maggie Crawford; sister, Frances Lewis; brothers Robert and John William (JW) Crawford; all of Amarillo; and a nephew, Dana Crawford of Dallas. He is survived by his wife, Twyla, of Amarillo; his son Lee (Susan) Crawford of Lakewood, Colorado; his daughter Anna (Bill) Richards, of Lakewood Colorado; niece Linda (John) Whitaker of Amarillo; nephew David (Pat) Crawford of Weatherford, Texas; nephew Phil (Diane) Crawford of Flower Mound, Texas; nephew Ray (Diane) Crawford of Longview, Texas, niece Karen(Marcus) Hayes of Albuquerque, New Mexico; grand-daughters Cori Crawford of Alamosa, Colorado; Audrey Caudill (David Lauriski) of Denver, Colorado; Rachel Caudill of Lakewood, Colorado; Dominique (Sergio) Soto of Lamar, Colorado; as well as five great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter. The family would like to thank Park Place Towers for providing a wonderful place for Jack to live upon his return to Amarillo, and BSA Health Systems and The Arbors Skilled Nursing Facility for their care and attention to Jack during his final illness. We are also grateful to the VA Medical Center in Amarillo for providing ongoing quality care and support to Jack during his time in Amarillo.