Richard E. (Ricky) Crowder, 58, of Troutville, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 23, 2012. Ricky retired from Consolidated Freightways and at the time of his death he was employed by Hoppe Industries. He was a member of Teamsters Local #171. Ricky was an avid motorcyclist having traveled all over the United States and Canada.
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Surviving are his daughter, Rebecca Patterson, of Ridgeway, Va.; grandchildren, Myka, Bryson and Cyera Patterson; Mom and Dad, Lottie and Clyde Crowder, of Daleville; brother, Jamie Crowder, of Roanoke; best friend, Dennis Wall, of Troutville; cousin, Gary Newman; and friends too numerous to mention.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Troutville Rescue Squad or to a
A Graveside Service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2012, in Daleville Cemetery by the Rev. Troy Mays. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2012, and on Saturday from noon until 1:30 p.m. at Simpson Funeral Home, 5160 Peters Creek Road. 540-366-0707.
Published in Roanoke Times from Oct. 26 to Oct. 27, 2012