Mr. Jewel "J.C." Crow
September 28, 1923 – September 8, 2019
J.C. was born on September 28, 1923, in Eula, Searcy County, Arkansas, to parents Henry and Ida Mae (Hogue) Crow and entered into eternal rest on September 8, 2019 at the age of 95. J.C. came to Texas from North Central Arkansas in a covered wagon when he was just three years old. His dad was following brothers who had arrived in Kaufman County a short time before. He grew up in Van Zandt County, graduating from Mabank High School in 1943. He married his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Hyde, on June 17, 1944, in the Elm Grove Community. He was drafted into the United States Army and entered boot camp at Fort Sam Houston in January 1945; he served in the Philippines during World War II. J.C. received several awards during his service time in the Army. He was employed in Dallas by Southwestern Bell Telephone, which became AT&T, and then Lucent Technologies. He retired after 35 years to live in Van Zandt County once again. A quiet, easy-going man, J.C. built his current home in the 70's and aptly named it "the Gopher Ranch" for the pesky critters that lived there. He was a jack of all trades and enjoyed gardening, woodworking, repairing things, carpentry, and fishing. He was very active in the First United Methodist Church of Mabank, until about 10 years ago. He did some of the woodwork and carpentry at FUMC and for the Elm Grove Church. J.C. built the prayer rail and pulpit for FUMC and the kids' train that is used for Lord’s Acre festivities each year. He was an amazing father, grandfather and brother. Jewel will be missed by all who knew and loved him. J.C. was preceded in death by his parents, wife Dorothy Crow, son-in-law David C. Broyles, sister Willie Mae and brothers: John Henry Crow, Edward Crow and C.V. Crow. He is survived by his son Bill Crow and wife Jan of Mabank; daughter Peggy Broyles of Mabank; granddaughters Jana Dennie and husband James of Mabank and Sheri Merrill and husband Gregg of Grand Prairie; sister Bennie Barber of Edgewood; sisters-in-law, Janie Crow of Mabank and Olga Crow of China Springs, four great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and one on the way, numerous beloved nieces and nephews, other loving family members and many more lifelong friends.
- Henry and Ida Mae (Hogue) Crow, Parents (deceased)
- Dorothy Crow, Wife (deceased)
- David C. Broyles, Son-in-law (deceased)
- Willie Mae, Sister (deceased)
- John Henry Crow, Edward Crow and C.V. Crow, Brothers (deceased)
- Bill Crow and wife Jan, Son
- Peggy Broyles, Daughter
- Jewel also leaves behind his granddaughters; Jana Dennie and husband James and Sheri Merrill and husband Gregg, sister Bennie Barber, sisters-in-law; Janie Crow and Olga Crow, four great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and one on the way, numerous beloved nieces and nephews, other loving family members and many more lifelong friends.
- John W. Crow, Pallbearer
- Ronnie Barber, Pallbearer
- Eddy Crow, Pallbearer
- Jerry Crow, Pallbearer
- Gregory Merrill, Pallbearer
- Kyle Dennie, Pallbearer
- Visitation Friday, September 13, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, September 14, 2019
- Graveside Service Saturday, September 14, 2019
Mr. Jewel "J.C." Crow
September 12, 2019
My husband Leon and I were Jewel and Dorothy’s neighbors. They shared some plants with us and Jewel taught me things about gardening, such as how to plant potatoes. We always called each other neighbor. He was a gentile gentleman. I’m blessed to have known him all my life.
September 12, 2019
J C was the dearest man. - a true inspiration for everyone! I loved him like family and always looked forward to seeing and visiting with him at church. He will truly be missed!❤️❤️
Lance Douglas Gutierrez
September 10, 2019
So sorry to hear of Mr. Crow's passing. Known by his church family as "JC", he was a faithful and beloved member of First Methodist Church of Mabank for a very long time. He has now seen the face of Jesus and has been reunited with his Dorothy. Thanks to Jesus' victory over death and the grave, this is just a temporary separation for us. Until then, God bless the family. My thoughts and prayers are for you today.
September 9, 2019
Jewel will be missed