SHELBY- Robert Gene Crowder, 86, of 3946 Polkville Road in Shelby, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Cleveland Regional Medical Center.
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Born in Cleveland County on Jan. 16, 1926, he was the son of the late Robert Perry Crowder and Margaret Cora Shuford Crowder. He was the owner and operator of Crowder Construction. He was a member of Polkville United Methodist Church, Camp Call Masonic Lodge and a U.S. Navy veteran, who served in World War II and the Korean Conflict.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rachel Davis Crowder and a sister, Ruth Wilson.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Katrina and Tommy Hunter of Greensboro, and Aimee and Dale Jackson of Polkville; four grandchildren, Spring Pipes, Jess Hunter, Emily Jackson Hinkle, and Seth Jackson; one great grandchild, Avery Pipes; a brother, Loy Crowder; and two sisters, Carole Lattimore and Linda Spangler.
The body will be placed in the church thirty minutes before the service.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston.
Funeral Service: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Polkville United Methodist Church
Officiated By: The Rev. Bill Lovelace
Burial: Polkville United Methodist Church Cemetery
Funeral Home: Stamey Funeral Home of Fallston is serving the family
Memorials: May be made to the
, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, N.C. 28215-3220 or to Polkville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 9, Polkville, N.C. 28136
A guest register is available at www.stameyfuneralhome.com
Published in Shelby Star on Nov. 27, 2012