Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home

3220 South 31st Street Temple, TX

Associates

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    Dan Carter

    Funeral Director

    Dan has served families in Killeen for more than 35 years. He is a graduate of the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. Prior to working in funeral service, Dan was deputy chief of police in Killeen. He was recruited by Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home founders Bill Crawford and Del Bowers as the first non-family member for their firm. "They mentored and made me the director and embalmer I am today," Dan says.

    Originally from Brownwood, Dan has lived in Killeen for more than 55 years.

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    Joanna Beth Veal

    Funeral Director

    Originally from Houston, Joanna Veal has served families in the Temple, Killeen and Copperas Cove areas for several years. Joanna has been a licensed funeral director since the 2000s, serving in the Dallas, Austin and central Texas areas. She graduated from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 2006.

    Joanna is married to a Temple firefighter and is a mother to 2 beautiful daughters. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, gardening, playing with her daughters and spending time with family.

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    Joseph A DeCroce

    Community Development

    Joe has been in the funeral industry since 1973. He began his career in Denver and relocated to Texas in 1987. Today he cares for people in the Killeen, Temple and Copperas Cove communities.

    In 2016, Joe became the funeral home's community relations representative. As such, he is an active member of the Copperas Cove Exchange Club and Military Affairs Community of Harker Heights. He belongs to the chambers of commerce in Killeen, Temple and Copperas Cove, and he is also an ambassador for the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce and First Calvary Division Association.

    A graduate of Metropolitan State College in Denver and the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, Joe was a captain in the United States Army.