John “J.W.” Williams Crowder, Sr.

John “J.W.” Williams Crowder, Sr.


May 26, 1934 – August 11, 2012

ZEBULON – John “J.W.” Williams Crowder, Sr., 78, died Saturday.  He was a native of Wake County and son to the late Noah & Irene Martin Crowder.  J. W. was a retired Parks & Recreation Supervisor with the City of Raleigh.  He was a man who believed in helping and being of service to others, especially children.  He was a member of Archer 165 A.F & A. M..  He was preceded in death by his first wife, Delia Croom Crowder and sister, Annette Franks.  

Funeral service 2 pm, Tuesday, Strickland Funeral Home Chapel.  Interment with Masonic Rites will follow in Central Baptist Church Cemetery.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Violet Wise Crowder, son, John “Billy” Crowder, Jr. (Mary Ann) of Memphis, NY, daughters, Janet Parrish (James) of Zebulon, Donna Strickland (Kenny) of Wendell, sisters, Idalia Hicks (John) & Kathleen Priest (Joe), both of Raleigh, grandchildren, Noah William Crowder, Rebecca Holbrook, Daniel Barnett, Curtis Medlin, Collin Strickland, & 3 great grandchildren.

Visitation 7-8:30 pm, Monday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell.

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