Billie Jean Crawford was born January 3, 1938 in Webster Parish, Louisiana to Albert and Oneta Cobb Crawford. He was one of ten children born to this parentage.
He attended school in the Webster Parish School System. He joined the United States Air Force and faithfully served our country for twenty years which included the Vietnam Era. Upon retiring from active duty, Billie continued service to our veterans and families as a manager of the Barksdale Commissary. He retired after twenty-one years.
He united in holy matrimony to Helen Elkins Crawford. They were blessed with two daughters,