OLD TOWN - Troy Nickerson Crawford Sr., 41, died unexpectedly March 15, 2013. On that day, we lost a son, brother, father, uncle, cousin, nephew and friend. He was born Aug. 30, 1971, in Bangor, a son of Judy Nickerson and Bruce Crawford.
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Troy attended local schools and was a 1991 graduate of Old Town High School. Throughout his life he worked in different phases of the field of construction, with painting being his passion. He was very skilled and took great pride in his work. Troy loved to hunt and fish. He enjoyed shooting "hoops" and playing darts. He will fondly be remembered as a person who was always willing to help his children and their friends when they were in need. One of his favorite things to do was to take his children camping at Nicatous Lake Peninsula.
He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Bud and Bessie Nickerson; paternal grandparents, Charles and Natalie Crawford; and maternal uncle, Eddie Nickerson. Troy leaves behind his parents; his children, Nikkita, TJ and Tianna Crawford; their mother, Lisa; sisters, Heidi Crawford Jackson and her significant other, Chris King, and Tracy Crawford Hawes; big brother, Bruce Crawford, who he always looked up to, and his fiancée, Gail Nadeau; nieces, Jessica Dubois and husband, Robert, and Alexis Hawes; nephew, JR Jackson and wife, Candace; great-nephewm Kolton Jackson; paternal uncles and aunt, Chuck Crawford and Chris and Beverly Crawford; maternal aunt and uncle, Janet and Arthur Pete; his mother's significant other, Stewart McCormick; stepmother, Susan Crawford and her children, Bobby and Michael Martin; several cousins; and a great lifelong friend, Mike Avery.
Visiting hours will be held 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town, where funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday. Interment will be held in the spring. Notes of condolence may be left at www.birminghamfuneralhome.com.
Published in BDN Maine on Mar. 18, 2013