Linda Sue Crawford Arnold of Pryor, Oklahoma passed from this earth peacefully on May 18, 2021, at the age of 68. Linda was born on February 15, 1953 at the military base in Oceanside, California to William “Bill” and Maxine Crawford. Linda grew up in Pryor, Oklahoma and graduated from Pryor High School. Linda met the love of her life, Steve, in 1969 at the Mayes County Fairgrounds, then married on July 10, 1971. On May 30, 1973, Linda and Steve had their first son Steven Christopher Arnold. Three short years later, they welcomed their second son, Brandon Lee Arnold on February 4, 1976. Linda loved her husband of almost 50 years, her boys, grandchildren, family and friends with all her heart. Linda worked at Wal-Mart over 25 years and retired 2 years ago. She also made the best cinnamon rolls and hot rolls ever.
Linda is survived by her husband, Steve Arnold; mother, Maxine Crawford; children, Chris and Julie Arnold, and Brandon and Christy Arnold, grandchildren, Chelby, Katlyn, Wade, Becky, Ty, Madelyn, Lane, Jarod, Casey, and Joshua; and one great grandchild, Ronin; sister, Glenda and Mike Wright; brother, William and Diane Crawford. She was preceded in death by her dad, William “Bill” Crawford; and nephew, Dustin Crawford.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 24, 2021 in the First Freewill Baptist Church in Pryor with Reverend Rusty Harrison and James Rice officiating. Burial will follow in the Graham Memorial Cemetery with Linda’s Grandsons, Jarod Arnold, Joshua Arnold, Ty Trimble, Wade Renfroe, Lane Trimble, and Paul Trytsman serving as casket bearers. Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m., until 5:00 p.m., Sunday, May 23, 2021 at Shipman’s Funeral Home. To leave her family a message, please visit her Tribute Wall at www.shipmansfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service.
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