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“Gwen,I just read of Bill passing and am very sorry for your loss. As you know, we knew and were friends dating back to the 50's. Our prayers go...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Billy Ed Colston - Blytheville, AR

“To The Crowder Family, I'm going to miss seeing mr. Crowder around town. He is a decent man and very funny. Healways have a smile and was always very...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Doug Brown

“To the family,Doug and I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Crowder passing. Praying for comfort and pease during this time of sorrow. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Doug & Carolyn Qualls - Trumann, AR

“So sorry to learn of Bill's death.He and Gwen were good back yard neighbors in Blytheville. He and Col. Shirley were always interesting to visit with...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Sondra Smith - Olive Branch, MS

“Gwen, I read in the paper about the passing of Bill. So sorry for your loss. I know its been along time since we have seen each other but I...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Imogene Ellis (Freeman( - AR

“Bill & Kathleen so very sorry to hear of your Dad and Granddad's passing. I have known your family and grandparents all of my life. They were friends...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Merton Phillips - Blytheville, AR

“My sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Crowder, especially to Gwen, young Bill and Dana. I met Gwen when she worked with the Pollard Insurance...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Guy Ransom - Jonesboro, AR

“Such a dear man. Knew him all my life. I always got a big smile and a hug when I saw him. My thoughts, prayers and love are with you all. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Knight - Dell, AR - Friend

William Walter "Bill" Crowder, age 81, of Blytheville, passed from this life, Thursday October 13, 2016 at the NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro. Born in Dell, he was the son of the late Charles H. and Margaret Gray Crowder and was a lifelong Blytheville resident. He attended Blytheville High School and later served in the U. S. Navy Reserve. Bill was a career firefighter, he served many years with the Blytheville Fire Department and later with Eaker Air Force Base as a civil service firefighter. He had also worked as a safety officer for Kelly Electric in Kennett, Missouri. In years past, Bill had served as a reserve deputy sheriff for Mississippi County and as a jailer for the Arkansas Department of Corrections. He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Blytheville. Bill loved camping and fishing, but most of all spending time with his grandchildren. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ira and Laura Gray, and Will and Elma Crowder, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, W. E. and Alma Golden.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Gwen Golden Crowder of the home

1 son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Lucy Crowder of Blytheville

1 daughter, Dana Carson of Morrilton, Arkansas

1 brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Betty Crowder of Memphis, Tennessee

He also leaves 5 grandchildren; William Britten Crowder, Katie Price, Kathleen Crowder, Charles Blake Elliott, Briah Lewis, and 5 great-grandchildren, Brittany Crowder, Bradley Crowder, Jacob Crowder, Maria Crowder, and Ryan Price.

Funeral service will be 2pm Monday October 17, 2016 at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Manila with Dr. Tommy Carney officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery in Blytheville. The family will receive visitors Sunday evening from 6-8 at the funeral home in Manila. Guest register @www.HowardFuneralService.com

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201 E. 3rd Street Leachville, AR 72438
Tel. (870) 539-6357