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Obituary - Doug Crawford




Mr. Douglas Clifford “Doug” Crawford, age 71 of Carrollton, Georgia passed away peacefully at his residence, surrounded by family and friends, on Sunday evening, Aug. 13, 2017. 

Known as a hard worker, Doug served in the United States Army and attended Southern Tech, a civil engineering branch of Georgia at that time. After graduation and an internship he landed a job with a successful firm in Georgia and gained valuable experience prior to moving to Carrolton to start his own engineering firm. 

His perseverance created a premier company that specialized in land design of commercial and industrial, retail and single multi-family development. Doug even designed portions of the train tunnels at Hartfield-Atlanta Airport. 

Not only was he a successful businessman, he was a loving husband to Sheryl and father to Mike and Tim Crawford. 

Doug and Sheryl have been involved in the Tennessee Walking Horse industry for over 35 years. The couple spent a large part of their lives together at horse shows and raising foals. In addition to their farm in Georgia, the Crawfords also enjoyed time at Saddlecrest Farm, which they built, located in Shelbyville.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Carrollton Historic Train Depot. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to the Vasculitis Foundation, Post Office Box 28660, Kansas City, MO, 64188 or to the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders Foundation, 250 N. Ellington Pkwy, Lewisburg, TN 37091. 

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.martin-hightower.com. Martin & Hightower Heritage Chapel has charge of the arrangements.

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