Obituary for Bobby Joe Crowe

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Bobby Joe Crowe

October 15, 1944 - September 13, 2014

Bobby Joe Crowe, age 69, passed away Saturday, September 13, 2014. He was a resident of Bargersville and a former resident of Plainfield and Avon.

Bobby was born in Plainfield on October 15, 1944 to his parents, the late Everett and Josephine (Archer) Crowe. He attended school in Plainfield and went on to work as a Head Meat Cutter for over 50 years. Bobby started his career working for Standard Grocery, A & P, Preston-Safeway and finally retried in 2012 from the Marsh grocery store in Greenwood.

He was a member of the Bedford Church of God and attended the Franklin Memorial Christian Church. Bobby was also a member of the United Food & Commercial Workers Union, where he served as a former Union Steward. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and visiting with his loyal customers. Bobby also enjoyed gambling, fishing and going out to eat with family and friends. He was a fan of the Indianapolis Colts.

Bobby is survived by his wife, Velma Faye (Bennett) Crowe whom he married on February 14, 2005 in Las Vegas, NV. He will be remembered by his children: Jennifer Crowe of Mooresville, Stephen Speer of Bloomington, IL and Kimberly (Eric) Taylor of Whiteland; siblings: Nina Burnette of Avon and Jerry Crowe of Greenwood; grandchildren: Paige, Brooklyn and Carley Taylor all of Whiteland; and nieces: Cindy Sue Lagrange of Bargersville, Vicki Lee of Avon and Abby Yeager of Coatesville.

Bobby was preceded in death by a son: Bobby Joe Crowe Jr.; and siblings: Beverly Ann Crowe and Darlene Lucas.

Bobby's brother in law, the Rev. Jay Bennett, will conduct a funeral service on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions can be made in honor of Bobby to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312.

Condolences may be sent to the Crowe family at

Information: (812) 597-4670


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Born: October 15, 1944
Died: September 13, 2014

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Rich Jeffries posted on 1/1/00

Bobby was our patient and our friend and is was our pleasure in helping keep him on this Earth as long as possible. I remember fondly the many times he would stop by the pharmacy on his path from the meat department to the time clock. He might tell a joke or just say hello or try to find out if we were done filling his meds. Usually we weren't. I can still hear his laugh and calling Michelle "Red" or Bev "Columbus". He was ornery but our kind of ornery. Bobby, we already missed you but now even more.


Vicki Lee posted on 1/1/00

Growing up my Uncle Bobby was so much fun and full of laughter. He used to play poker with my parents and other aunt and uncles along with my grandparents on weekends. There was nothing like a good poker game at the Crowe house. Our family had so many great times together at my grandparents and Bobby was always the life of the party. When disco was in style, he turned his garage into a beautiful room with mirrors, a bar, a dance floor, complete with the disco lights and all. He lived life to the fullest. My mother Nina, will miss him terribly. She has some fun stories of them growing up with 5 kids and only two bedrooms and one bathroom. Bobby gave me a silver coin when I had my first child. I will cherish it forever in his memory. Vicki Jo Lee, Niece