James R. “Pete” Crow was welcomed to heaven on November 6, 2015. He was born on February 8, 1927 in Hall County to the late Marion and Pauline (Woodall) Crow. He is survived by his loving children: Gary (Jeanne) Crow of Cleveland, Pam (Orville) Nolan of Clermont, Peggy (Gary) Smith of Hendersonville NC, Shelia (Brent) Dutson of Ball Ground, Sharon (Dale) Hulsey of Sanford NC, and Kathryn (Randy) Walker of Houston TX and daughter-in-law, Wanda Crow of Pelzer, SC. He was “Papa Pete” to and adored by twelve grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Elease, his eldest son Ronnie, his infant granddaughter Jessica Nolan, his sisters Dorothy Erwin and Alma Partridge, and his stepmother Allie M. Crow.
Pete lived in Clermont most of his life. He was a textile worker, having retired from Johnson and Johnson’s Chicopee Plant. He proudly served in the US Army in 1945 and 1946. He was a charter member and former Deacon of Christian Hill Baptist Church in Clermont.
Pete Crow was a fun loving man with a twinkle in his eye and a ready tease for any of his grandchildren. He was an extraordinary gardener, taking the victory garden to a whole new level. He loved the outdoors, especially fishing for catfish and hunting rabbits. Pete was known for his many well-trained hunting dogs, Rock, Red, Ruby, Sally…. He loved gospel and blue grass music and particularly enjoyed the opportunity to go to “Bear on the Square.”
Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 1:00 PM at Christian Hill Baptist Church with Dr. Bob Patterson officiating. Prior to the funeral service, the family will receive friends at 11:00 AM at the church. Interment in the church cemetery will immediately follow the service.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Christian Hill Cemetery Fund or the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home.
The family wishes to express our heartfelt appreciation to the wonderful and caring staff at Autumn Breeze Assisted Living in Gainesville, GA.
Strickland Funeral Home, Clermont, GA