Richard Allen Crowson

January 1, 1933May 1, 2018

Richard Allen Crowson, 85, passed away May 1, 2018 in Houston, Texas. He was born January 1, 1933 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.

Richard proudly served the United States Air Force for 17 years. He retired from the United States Air Force as a SSGT E-5. He attended Path to the Cross Church.

Richard is preceded in death by his wife, Sandy Crowson of 53 years; mother, Edith Crowson; father, Roy Crowson, Sr. and brother, Roy Crowson, Jr.

Richard is survived by his daughter, Rena Barr; brother, Norman M. Crowson and wife, Frances; grandchildren, Ranger Minney II of Alabama, Michelle Alexander of Texas and Shaun Minney of Virginia (U.S. NAVY); 10 great-grandchildren with one on the way; sister in law, Joyce Crowson; nieces, Tammy Janoschak and husband, Mark, VelDonna Cassens and husband, Mark; nephew, Michael Crowson; great nieces, Chryssy Janoschak and Lainey Cassens and great nephews, Zayne Janoschak and Cade Cassens.

Officiating the service in Houston, Texas is Pastor Ed Hogan.

Interment will take place Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 9am at Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth, Texas.


  • Visitation Monday, May 7, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 8, 2018
  • Committal Service Thursday, May 10, 2018

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VelDonna Cassens

May 7, 2018

Uncle Richard was always one to tell a good story! I enjoyed the many stories that he would share about him and his two brothers, Norman (my Dad)and Roy Jr. His stories were always about three little rascals - I imagine them with their white t-shirts, rolled up jeans and cool haircuts - kind of like the boys in the movie "Stand By Me". Stories of them on the railroad tracks near their house and stories of shotguns come to mind. Uncle Richard was known by many as "the man that loves puzzles", however I remember him with a camera around his neck - he loved taking pictures. Maybe I inherited my interest in photography from him! If you ever asked him "how are you doing?" you would probably hear "I'm still kicking, but not very high". I am certain that he is kicking pretty high kicks up in heaven! Uncle Richard will be missed by us all.