William R.
William Randolph Crawford, 72, well known by all as "Big R" or Randy, passed away, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, in Springfield, MO.
Randy lived currently in Joplin, MO, where he and his son, Eli, owned and operated Saturday's Bar-B-Que.
Known for his expertise in building smokers and smoking all kinds of meats, he had owned and operated several barbecue restaurants throughout his life. He was also known for his love for his Peterbilt trucks, which he drove cross-country years ago. A Marine, in his younger years, he served in Vietnam.
Survivors include his ex-wife, Carla; his children, Twyla, Sasqua and Eli; grandchildren, Ellah, Wyatt, Dawson, Clessie; brothers, Charles, Anthony and Greg.
Randy was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Abby; and his sister, Libby.
There will be no services per Randy's wishes as was his wish to be cremated.
Published on November 10, 2019


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Nov 05, 2019
Sorry to hear this. Have enjoyed ribs at Saturday's BBQ and conversation has always been friendly