"David Crawford is a graduate of the Indianapolis College of Mortuary Science in Indianapolis, where he was associated with Flanner and Buchanan Mortuaries. Previously he had earned a bachelor of science degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University. He served almost a decade in the US Army, with the Army Security Agency, Signal Corps, & Adjutant General's Corps, in Korea, Italy and Vietnam, as well as the United States."
The Crawford's have evolved a philosophy about their business which they express in this fashion:
"The funeral service is a rite which indicates that a person is important to us and that we are diminished by their passing. Today, our rapidly changing society has produced such diversity in the needs and desires of different generations that a high flexibility in attitudes and methodology is mandatory. We are constantly striving to keep pace with the diversity of needs, while preserving the same desire to serve that give Funeral Service its special meaning"
"The approach may be new, but the need for service is ages old."
David assumed ownership of the funeral home in 1986. Since David joined the firm and became involved in many community activities, the business has grown considerably and the Crawford name has become synonymous with Excellence in all we do, for our community and the families we serve.
His father, R. Kenneth died in June, 1994, and mother, Roberta Crawford, died in April 2002 after a brief illness.
In November 2016, David Crawford decided to merge with the Anthony family to continue the legacy of service his family had dedicated their lives to. The Anthony family owns two funeral chapels in Brighton and Webster.