Dennie Lynn Crawford, 77, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2022, at his home. He fought a long and courageous battle with heart disease. He was a wonderful husband, father and Pawpaw. Most will remember his sense of humor and how he could put a smile on your face even on a dark day. He had an undying love and loyalty for his family. He was so proud of his children and grandchildren for all they have become and accomplished in their lives.
He graduated from Istrouma High School in 1964 and retired from UPS after 27 years of service. An Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam War, a 22 year member of the Antique Automobile Club of America, a current member of the Evangeline Chapter and the Slidell Antique Automobile Club of America, and a lifelong member of the Disabled American Veterans. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling, playing cards and spending time with his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years Vivian, his sons Melvin Cason, Springfield, La, Dennie Paul Crawford and his wife Tiffany, Slaughter La, daughter Bridget Cason Burge, Jackson, La, and sister Charliene Mitchell, Jarreau, La.
He was the proud grandfather of Cheyenne Muller, Dayton Crawford, Cameron Cason, and Bree Crawford. Great grandchildren, Emma Lopinto, Lorelei Cason, Julien Burge, and Luca Cason. Preceded in death by his parents Pauline and Charles Crawford, infant son Dennie Roy Crawford, granddaughter London Burge, and great grandson Karson Paul Crawford.
Visiting hours will take place at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, La 70816 on Thursday, February 24, 2022 from 5:00-8:00 pm and Friday, February 25, 2022 from 9:00-11:00 am. Followed by a Military Honors Funeral at 11:00 am conducted by Rev. Bill Boulton. Burial will follow at Resthaven Gardens of Memory.
Pallbearers will be Blake Cockerham, Daron Cockerham, Dayton Crawford, Kenny Jenkins, Troy Russo and Charles Watts.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Hospice of Baton Rouge, 3600 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806 in memory of Dennie Lynn Crawford. Heartfelt thanks to Dr. Thomas Orszulak of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN for giving Dennie 26 more years to enjoy life. Doctors Carl Luikart, David Fontenot, Rhonda Thigpen, Paul Dammers, special caregiver Ashley Honore’ and hospice nurse Samantha Faucheux.