BOILING SPRINGS- James "Gilbert" Crow, 88, of Boiling Springs, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, at his residence.
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A native of Cleveland County, he was the son of the late Fay Crow and Vetra Greene Crow. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in World War II. He was wounded while fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. Mr. Crow worked and later retired from Gaffney Manufacturing Company after 30 years of service.
After retirement he took a part-time job at Ingles as a bagger. He enjoyed working at Ingles because he got to interact with so many people. He was raised on a farm and always had a love for gardening. He was a previous member of Boiling Springs Fire Department. Mr. Crow was a member of Boiling Springs Baptist Church and the Bob Abrams Sunday School Class.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Aileen Crow.
He is survived by his son, Ray Crowe and wife Faye of Boiling Springs; two sisters, Betty Hastings of Boiling Springs and Nancy Funderburke and husband Tom of Earl; three grandchildren, Michael Crowe and wife Robyn of Birmingham, Ala., Jonathan Crowe and Daniel Crowe, both of Boiling Springs; three great-grandchildren, Addie, Lydia, and Eleanor Crowe; two caregivers, Frances Collins and Christine Oglesby; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at Cleveland Funeral Services.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Cleveland Funeral Services Chapel and will be officiated by Dr. Jim Richardson.
Burial will be in Cleveland Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Boiling Springs Baptist Church, P.O. Box 917, Boiling Springs, NC 28017.
Cleveland Funeral Services & Crematory is serving the family.
Online condolences may be made at www.clevelandfuneralservice.com.
Cleveland Funeral Services
2518 W Dixon Blvd
Shelby, NC 28152
Published in Shelby Star on Feb. 17, 2014