Leonard Arland Crawford, 71 year old Checotah resident, passed from this life Tuesday, August 18, 2009  in Muskogee, Oklahoma.  He was born on October 18, 1937 to George W. and Pauline G. (Hurst) Crawford.  He was a professional cowboy / ranch hand for 50 years.

Leonard Arland Crawford
1937 – 2009

Leonard Arland Crawford, 71 year old Checotah resident, passed from this life Tuesday, August 18, 2009  in Muskogee, Oklahoma.  He was born on October 18, 1937 to George W. and Pauline G. (Hurst) Crawford.  He was a professional cowboy / ranch hand for 50 years.

Leonard was preceded in death by his parents.  He is survived by his wife Virginia, of the home, and their son Edward Hellweg of Checotah; his first wife Bartima Bryant Johnson and their four daughters, Theresa Rogers and husband Jack of Hanna, Ok, Shirley Pittman and husband Randy of Buffalo, MO, Virgie Smotts of Checotah, and Leona Riggins and husband Charles of Quinton, Ok; five step-chilren Sandy Whitworth of Cedar, TN, Rhonda Hulsey of Springfield, TN, Terry Ramsey of Dixon, TN, Doug Hellweg of Hendersonville, TN and Sam Hellweg of Adams, TN; 3 brothers Richard Crawford of Muldrow, OK, Bill Crawford of Newcastle, OK, and Larry Crawford of Riverside, CA; two sisters Hattie Belle Black of Red Rock, Ok and Shirley Henderson of Checotah, OK; 13 grandchildren; 16 step-grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Leonard will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at the Sharon Missionary Baptist Church, Gotebo, Ok, with Elders Richard Crawford and Bill Crawford officiating.  Casket bearers will be Travis Rogers, John Rogers, Edward Hellweg III, David Rogers, Chris Hellweg, Leonard “Bo” Crawford and Bob Crawford.  Interment will follow in  Sharon Cemetery, Gotebo, OK.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hampton Mortuary, Checotah  918-473-6821.