Born June 19, 1924, in Scotland, Ark., son of the late Monroe and Velma Underwood Crow, he was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in WWII. He was a member of the First Southern Baptist church in Malden, Mo., charter member of Parma VFW No.7183, past mayor and police chief, vice-chairman of New Madrid CoPort Authority, New Madrid County Ambulance District-Parma, past member of Parma School board and New Madrid First Alert Team.
On Nov. 23, 1950, he married Alice Buttrey, who survives.
Survivors also include one son, Doyle David Crow, of Kennett; two daughters, Deborah Susan Hatley and husband, Jack, of Cape Girardeau, Mo. and Melanie Anne Crow, of Parma; two brothers, Harlan Crow and wife, Mildrene, of North Little Rock, Ark, and Arvilla Crow, of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; two sisters, Donna Gregg and husband, Morris, of Dexter, Mo., and Carolyn Landrum, of Poplar Bluff and one grandson, John Tyler Brashear, of Sikeston, Mo.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 31, at the Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 1, at the First Southern Baptist Church in Malden with Rev. Dr. Bill Jackson and Rev. Frank Townsend officiating.
Burial will follow in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield, Mo.
Memorials may be made to Missouri Baptist Childrens Home, 11300 St. Charles Rock Road, Bridgeton, Mo. 63044.