Weyman Wakefield Crawford
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Weyman Wakefield Crawford
  • October 31, 1923 - November 9, 2017
  • Houston, Texas

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Weyman Wakefield Crawford, age 94, of Houston, Texas passed away peacefully at his home on November 9, 2017. A service celebrating his life will be held at 11a.m. on November 21, 2017 in the Chapel at Grace Presbyterian Church located at 10221 Ella Lee Lane, Houston, Texas 77042, the Reverend Dr. Trey H. Little will be officiating. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall.

Weyman was born October 31, 1923 in Dallas, Texas to Pearl and Fred Crawford. He graduated from Mirabeau B. Lamar High School in Houston, Texas. In 1942, he entered The University of Texas at Austin on a basketball scholarship. He was drafted in 1943 and served in the United States Army Air Corp stationed in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China. In 1947, he returned to Austin to earn his B.S. in Geology, graduating from The University of Texas in 1950.

He began his career at Union Sulphur Company as a Gulf Coast geologist, then left to work for the R.A. Welsh Foundation. He transitioned into working for himself a few years before moving to Texas Gulf Inc. where he served as Senior Vice President. In 1982, Elf Aquitaine acquired Texas Gulf and he served out the remainder of his career as Executive Vice President of the Oil & Gas Group, retiring in 1989.

He served as a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologist, Houston Geological Society, Houston Petroleum Club and the Houston Racquet Club. He also served on the Advisory Counsel for the University of Texas Geology Foundation and was an Elder at Grace Presbyterian Church. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing tennis and golf.

Mr. Crawford is preceded in death by his first wife, the late Loraine Roscoe Crawford, his infant daughter, Carole Ann Crawford and his sister Martha Virginia Graham; his parents, the late Pearl Weyman Crawford and Fred Homer Crawford. He is survived by his present wife, Carol Akkerman Crawford and his daughters, Carolyn Crawford of Houston, Texas and Anne Elizabeth Crawford of Austin, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you please donate to one of the charities supported by Mr. Crawford throughout his lifetime which include The Star of Hope, Good Fellows, Grace Presbyterian Church, University of Texas Jackson School of Geology or the charity of your choice.