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Wilbur Harold Crawley III, 61, Nashville

Wilbur Harold Crawley III, 61, Nashville, passed away Dec. 12, 2012.

He was born Jan. 15, 1951 in Cincinnati, Ohio, son of Wilbur Crawley II, who preceded him in death, and Mary A. (Lang) Crawley of Brookville.

Wilbur is survived by his wife, Julianna (Burch) Crawley of Nashville; his children, Anna Elizabeth and Joshua Will Crawley, both of Nashville; mother, Mary Crawley of Brookville; sisters, Cynthia (Kenny) Reed of Brookville, Monica (Nick) Fritsch and Mary (Daren) Back, both of Sunman, Laura (Darrell) Hoog of St. Peters, Lisa (Vince) Carr of Maineville, Ohio, Barbara (Timothy) Arnold of Clarksville; brothers, Martin (Chantel) and Philip (Tamara) Crawley, both of Brookville, Brian (Pamela) Crawley of Milan, Michael (Julie) Crawley of Yorkville; and half sisters, Jennie (Nate) Burgess of Brookville and Mantissa Rookard of Jelico, Tenn. He was preceded in death by his father, father- and mother-in-law, Jeannette and Thomas Burch; and a sister, Teresa Crawley.

Wilbur was a graduate of Whitewater High School in 1969 and Purdue University in 1989 with a degree in electrical engineering. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1969 serving aboard the USS Will Rogers (SSBN-659) and the USS Valdez (FF-1096). He then joined U.S. Naval Reserves where he attained the rank of senior chief. He was an employee of Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies in Columbus.  Wil started his career with Arvin in May, 1990 as an advanced acoustical engineer.  From there, he was promoted to manager of test and validation, then to chief engineer of durability and testing.  He progressed to chief engineer of advanced engineering. His most current role was chief engineer, CVE technology. Throughout his career, Wil was granted 13 patents and has six pending currently.  He was a senior expert of systems electric and electronic architecture. He was a well-respected mentor and a true visionary in technology.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Saturday, Dec. 15 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 1008 McClary Road, Nashville, with Father Eric Johnson officiating.

The family will receive visitors at the church Saturday from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Burial will take place Monday, Dec. 17 at 11 a. m. at Holy Guardian Angel Church Cemetery, 405 U. S. Highway 52, Cedar Grove.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at


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    Annual community-wide hymn sing planned
    6:30 p.m. Nashville Christian Church, 160 S. Van Buren St.
  • November 23
    Nashville Reserve Officers host chili cook-off
    10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nashville P.D., 200 Hawthorne Drive
  • November 25
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 25
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • November 28
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • November 29
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • November 29
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 2
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 3
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • December 4
    Go Club at the library Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • December 12
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    noon Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
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  • December 13
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