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Obituary for Joel Larry Crawford

Mr. Joel Larry Crawford, age 53, of Palmetto, passed away on February 13, 2023. Joel was born on February 25, 1969 in East Point, Georgia to Larry R. Crawford and Judy Simpson Crawford. He was a Licensed Real Estate Agent for Atlanta Fine Homes.

Joel had a personality that was infectious and naturally attracted people to him. His sense of humor was matched only by his love for people. Joel’s health battles for the last five and a half years have been an inspiration to all he knew. He grew up in Fairburn and graduated from Campbell High School. Many of his classmates have remained life-long friends. His smile and love for family and friends will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his mother and caregiver, Judy Simpson Crawford; father, Larry R. Crawford and his wife, Becky; sisters, Tammie Richard and her husband Ryan and Christie Hayes and her husband, Scott; nieces, Alex Cunningham (Josh), Taylor Burnham (Noah), Cheyenne Hayes and Carlyn Hayes; nephews, Nash Cunningham and Ace Cunningham; numerous uncles, aunts and a host of friends; his special rescue dog, Willy.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 12:00 pm at the Hillcrest Chapel Funeral Home at 1 Bullsboro Drive, Newnan, Georgia, 30263 with Mr. Tommy Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Holly Hill Memorial Park. Family will receive friends on Thursday at the Newnan funeral home beginning at 10:00 am. Family will also have a time to greet friends at the family home on Wednesday evening from 4:00-7:00 pm, 8105 Piney Woods Church Road, Palmetto, Georgia, 30268.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hope Lodge in Atlanta at or Sacred Journey Hospice Foundation at

Higgins Funeral Home Hillcrest Chapel, 770-253-4723.