Former Alabama Appeals Court Judge John Crawley Dies


By Glenn Halbrooks

Retired judge of the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals John Crawley has died at the age of 73.

He died at Jackson Hospital in Montgomery yesterday after a long illness.

Crawley retired in 2007 after serving as Presiding Judge of the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals. During his career, he practiced law for 25 years in Troy before moving to the bench, first, as a Circuit Judge for three years, then as an appellate judge for fourteen years. He was one of the original Republican justices elected to Alabama’s higher courts along with Chief Justice Perry Hooper and Justice Frank Long.

Graveside services will be Friday at 4:00 p.m. at Banks City Cemetery with Rev. Robert E. Lee, Dr. Rodger Hildreth and Judge Ben Bowden officiating and Green Hills Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be Friday, June 7, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Instead of flowers, donations may be made to the Brundidge Public Library or the Shepherd Center in Atlanta at Shepherd Center Foundation, 2020 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 30309.

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