Earl Junior Crawford, 77, of Ruckersville, Virginia, passed away on June 14, 2019. He was born on November 26, 1941, son of the late Floyd Allen Crawford and Lottie May Morris Crawford. Earl is survived by his sister, Lucy Via; nephews, Donald Crawford and his wife, Deborah Crawford, and Allen Via; great nieces and nephews, Crystal Morris (Robert), Melvin Smith, Jessica Crawford Morris (Christopher) and Winfred Crawford; and great-great nieces and nephews, Hannah, Lydia, Colton, Gracie, Nathan, Christopher, David, and Joseph. The family would like to thank Gean Trow for all of her love and friendship. Earl was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Lucille Riner; and best friend, Ronnie Shifflett. "A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best." Go rest high on God's golden hayfields. The family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at Ryan Funeral Home, 12819 Spotswood Trail Ruckersville, VA 22968. A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at Maplewood Cemetery. An online guestbook is available at www.ryanfuneral.com. Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville is in charge of arrangements.