Lewis Nelson Crow

May 2, 1938April 4, 2013

Arlington - Lewis Crow, age 74, a retired U.S. Navy Reserve Captain and retired American Airlines Captain peacefully passed away at his home April 4, 2013, surrounded by his children. A graveside service is pending near his hometown of Whitney, Texas. Captain Crow was born May 2, 1938, in Hill County, Texas to Henry Eli Crow and Verna Lenora Rogers. He graduated from Whitney High School in 1956. Lew earned a football scholarship to Navarro Junior College and later to The University of New Mexico from which he graduated in 1961 with a degree in Geology. In college he was a member of the Delta Sigma Phi social fraternity and the Sigma Gamma Epsilon geological honorary fraternity. After college, he entered the U.S. Navy pilot training program and served five years of active duty. He was a member of various military components for 29 years, a pilot for American Airlines for 29 years, and was a decorated Viet Nam veteran. Lew was a lifetime member of the Navy Reserve Association and of the VFW. Lew Crow loved to fly and never once scratched an airplane. After retirement, Lew adored spending time with his ten grandchildren, staying busy with their activities, and hunting and fishing with family and friends at the “Lonesome Crow” family farm. Lew loved his children and grandchildren, his country, and the great outdoors. He was faithful to us all and we are grateful that he was our father, grandfather and friend. He will be missed every day. Lew is survived by his children Kay Beth Breaux, Chad Crow and wife Amy, and Jennifer Crow Lambert; and stepchildren John Jurkoshek and wife Kele, Tricia Jurkoshek, and Jill Cates and husband Mark. Lew is also survived by his two brothers John Crow and his wife Becky, and Barry Crow. Lew’s grandchildren are Rachael Williams, Madison and Caroline Crow, Carson and Clay Lambert, Ford and Rivers Jurkoshek, Morgan McNutt, and Dayden and Ashlyn Cates, and many beloved nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank Dr. Lance Mandell and staff of The Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders and numerous friends and neighbors who have offered their love and support the past year, in particular his best friend since childhood, Jerry Ward. In memory of Lew, the family suggests blood or monetary donations be made to your local blood center, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (, or The Whitney Ex-Student Association of Whitney High School (Whitney Ex-Students’ Association Scholarship Fund P.O. Box 1305 Whitney, TX 76692).


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Jill Ferraro

April 19, 2013

Jill, I am very sorry to learn of your father's passing. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


Gene & Lynn Rogers

April 17, 2013

We would like to extend to our cousin Lew and his beautiful family our deepest sympathies during this time....the love of your family & friends will carry the sweetest of memories of Lew Crow for a very long time.

George Vrla

April 16, 2013

Lew flew F/E several times with me. He always remembered after the first mo. with him, I turned around and said to him.."Lew, now tell me again, what is it you do with Ameican Airlines ?" Yrs later he would always remind me of this at our G/Eaglss lunches. What a fun guy,I loved Lew and I know he will make God smile. Capt George Vrla...Reired 1990

Mike Watson

April 11, 2013

Sorry to hear of your loss. I was a college friend of Johnny Crow and heard of Lewis through him. Please know I am thinking of your family during this diffucult time.. With deepest sympath, Mike Watson

Natalie Anderson-Escajeda

April 10, 2013

Lew always made everyone laugh and could put a smile on your face! I am praying for a cure to end all cancers and recovering from breast cancer myself. He was such a special person! Many prayers to his family.

Anita Wrobel

April 10, 2013

Lew always brought a smile to our faces at Dr. Engle's office. Our sympathy, and prayers to the whole family, he will be truly missed.

April 10, 2013

I will always remember meeting cousin Lew and his brother Barry for the first time in Hillsboro TX and the kindness he and the others there extended to us. My sincere condolences to all. Phil Crow in Ventura, CA

Karen English-Trees

April 9, 2013

Jill, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Lew will be greatly missed.

Gary Packan

April 9, 2013

Sorry for your loss. He will be a missed fan at the baseball games. Thoughts are with your family.

Jim & Rin Hunter

April 9, 2013

Lew we will miss you and your smile.
Jim and Rin(Lorinda) Hunter