Curtis L. Crow(1933-2012)

Curtis L. Crow, age 79, passed away on December 9th 2012, with his family around him, in his Hidden Valley Lake home, after a long illness. Curtis started his life in Oklahoma on September 6, 1933. He married his High School sweetheart Carol Schmierer in 1953 after graduation from Lodi High School in 1952. He enlisted in the US Army and served in the Korean War. Mr. & Mrs. Curtis Crow made their first home in Lodi. They started their family and Canada Dry Bottling & Distributorship of Modesto soon after. Later Curtis, worked for Western American Forest Products as a Lumber buyer, and moved his family around the State of California as he moved up the ranks. Curtis loved the outdoors and took his family and friends on many trips in his RV to interesting landmarks. His passions in life included golf, fishing, boating, water-skiing, bowling, and gathering with his dear close friends. He was an active member of Sons in Retirement & on both Golf and Bowling leagues showing up with a clean car and spit shined shoes. Curtis at every opportunity would offer to wash & wax your car because he enjoyed it! An admired Boy Scout Leader and Baseball Coach, he had a clever mind and a keen sense of humor. A member of the Middletown Baptist Church, Curtis was a God loving family man as he lived his life with respect and pride, and looked forward to his everlasting life in heaven. Curtis was very close to his family and will be missed by those who loved him so much. He will be remembered by his contagious smile.
Curtis is preceded in death by his parents Emit and Sarah, brother Kenneth & infant brother, and grandson Joshua. He is survived by lovely wife of 59 + years, Carol, and their three sons, Gary (Janet), Randy (Laura), and Jim Crow. Adored grandchildren, Shawn, Kyle, Michelle, Zachary, Joshua, Kimberly, Sarah, Curtis & Philip. He was also a great grandfather of 15 grandchildren & step grandchildren.
Arrangements and services will be conducted by Cherokee Memorial Chapel and Park in Lodi on Wednesday, December 19th @ 1pm (visitation on Tuesday, December 18th, from 4-8pm).

Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from Dec. 12 to Dec. 19, 2012