Melvin Ray Crawley, 69, of Columbus, died Friday, June 23, 2017, at his home.

Before retirement, he worked as a tool maker at Cummins for 36 years. He was an Air Force veteran.

Melvin was a member of American Legion Welsh-Crawley-Kramer Post 129 in Greensburg, which was named after his uncle who died during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

He enjoyed golf, softball and bowling.

Born on June 24, 1947, in Greensburg, Melvin was the son of Melvin V. and Cora Marie Heaton Crawley.

Survivors include children, Jennifer (Matthew) Shell of Goshen, Angela Garriott of West Lafayette, Camron Crawley of Columbus and Cadie (Kip) Werden of Trafalgar; grandchildren, Elijah and Lidea Shell of Goshen, Gabrielle and Madelyn Garriott of West Lafayette and Gracie and Karlie Werden of Trafalgar; special companion, Rose M. Snyder of Columbus; sister, Mary Jane (Richard) Kunz of Greensburg; nephew, Mike (Marci) Kunz of Greensburg; and great-niece and nephew, Ella and Mason Kunz.

Melvin was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Norman Funeral Home in Hope. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service on Thursday. A private burial will be held at South Park Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Association.

Online condolences may be sent to the Crawley family at