Thursday, July 18, 2019

William Clayton Crawford, Jr, Angels Camp Native.

   February 27, 1959 to May 31, 2019

   William Clayton Crawford, Jr. (Bill) was born in Angels Camp on February 27, 1959 to William
and Phyliss Crawford.

   He was the oldest of the family, later welcoming
his brothers Chris and Todd.  He graduated from Bret Harte High School in 1977 and attended Modesto Junior College, where he earned his Associate's degree.

   He subsequently transferred to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where he earned his Bachelor's degree in
Natural Resource Management with an emphasis in Forestry.

   Bill began his working career in the Sierra Foothills working for the Forest Service.  He was hired by PG&E working ground construction, then transferred to Diablo Canyon in San Luis Obispo in 1986.

   He dedicated 31 years to the Electrical Maintenance Department, retiring in 2017. During his time working at Diablo Canyon, he began as an Electrical Apprentice and eventually worked his way to a General Foreman position.

   In 1994 Bill married and moved to Atascadero, where he bought his first home and raised two girls, Courtney and Sydney. He eventually bought property down the road where he was fortunate enough to build two homes from the ground up.  He learned that overseeing building projects was a great hobby.

   Bill's ultimate passion was being outdoors. He was a hunter, camper, fisherman, woodcutter and skier.  He had the opportunity to hunt in many states with his closest friends.

    He eventually took on planning a hunting trip in Nevada with 50 of his closest friends, which spanned the U.S. and ranged in age from young to old.  He seldom met a person he could not strike up a conversation with or that he was somehow able to find a common bond.

   Bill is survived by his daughters Courtney and Sydney, brothers Chris (Kamy) and Todd and nephew and nieces Rick, Rhianno and  Gilbert.

   A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 3 PM at the Angels Gun Club. Arrangements are being made by Angels Memorial Chapel.

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