Willard 'Bill' CrowderFebruary 25, 1934 ~ May 17, 2017 (age 83)
Williard “Bill” Crowder, 83, of the Newdale Community, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine. A native of Mitchell County, he was a son of the late Edward and Callie McGuire Crowder. He was also preceded in death by brothers: Charles, Bob, Jack and Ed Crowder; and, sisters: Helen Burke, Louella Simerly, Maude Singleton and Glenda Bruner. Bill was the last Charter Member of Newdale Volunteer Fire Department.
Surviving are his wife: Lillie Loftis Crowder; a daughter: Vicky Galloway of Elizabethton, TN; a son: Randall Crowder and wife, Janet, of Marion; grandchildren: Jeff Crowder of Asheville, Jonathan Crowder of Marion, and Joe Riddle and Carolyn Stonestreet, both of Elizabethton; 5 greatgrandchildren: Trista Riddle, Gavin Stonestreet, Hayes Stonestreet, Julia Crowder and Jack Crowder. 2 sisters: Dimple Fortner of Marion and Grace Vanke of North Canton, OH.
A memorial service will be held at 3 PM, Saturday, June 3, 2017 in Faith Fellowship Church at Newdale, of which he was a beloved member. Pastor David Gillespie and Rev. Kenneth Nelson will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC 28777.