In Celebration of MHS Class of 1958

In Celebration of MHS Class of 1958

A Tribute and Celebration

We were the class of 1958, members of the Greatest Generation as well as children of the Greatest Generation. Born in 1940, we are also called members of the Traditional Generation.

Our childhood, post World War II, "was the best of times . . . it was the age of wisdom . . . it was the epoch of belief . . .it was the season of Light . . . it was the spring of hope . . . we had everything before us . . .we were all going direct to Heaven . . . ." (A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens.) At least, that's the way I felt about it. We were truly blessed.

- Ouida Tomlinson -

This blog is a place for 1958 graduates of Meridian, Mississippi, High School to stay in touch, post their news, items of interest and photographs.

CLASS OF 1958 MEMORIES (Click to read all posts relating to sports, honors, graduation and other memories of our class in 1957-58.)




Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Thomas E. Crawford Sr.

The Meridian Star

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Thomas Eugene "Jack" Crawford Sr., 70, of Pensacola, Fla., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, surrounded by his family. Mr. Crawford was a native of Meridian but has been a resident of Pensacola for the past 26 years. He was a member of Nativity Catholic Church. He was also a member of The Knights of Columbus and The United States Submarine Veterans Association. He was a retired submariner with U.S. Navy with 26 years of service. He was retired from NAS-Pensacola as a civilian employee with 15 years of service.

He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Grace Crawford; daughter and son-in-law: Felicia and Jeff Smith; two sons and daughters-in-law: James and Marie Crawford and Thomas Jr. "Tommy" and Michelle Crawford; three grandchildren: Hannah, Abbey and Alaina; two brothers: Frankie and Carolyn and Wayne and Diane Crawford; three sisters: Sarah Curry, Dot and Bob Rawls and Laverne and Raymond Culpepper; and, numerous nieces, nephews, others relatives and many friends.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Ernest "Buddy" Crawford.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, at 10 a.m., at Nativity Catholic Church with Monsignor Michael Mooney as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Barrancas National Cemetery.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home South, 100 Beverly Pkwy, is in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home today, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Condolences may be placed online at

Eugene Crawford in our 1958 annual. From our 50th reunion booklet:

CRAWFORD, THOMAS EUGENE, 7905 Charter Oaks Dr., Pensacola, FL 32514
Grace and I married 9 June 1962. We celebrated our 46th anniversary this past June. We have three kids (two boys and a girl) all grown and living very good lives. We have three grandchildren; one by each child. We retired from the U.S. Navy in December 1983 after 26 years. I then worked at the Pensacola Naval Air Station for 18 years before I had to retire due to health reasons. I am sorry that we will not be able to attend the reunion due to a medical problem that hit me approximately three years ago. The doctor does not want me traveling. We sure hope the best for everyone.

O God our Father,

Creator of all the living, we entrust to Your gentle care all those we love who have gone before us; and have gone to their rest in the hope of rising again.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Eternal rest, grant unto Jack, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

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