OBITUARY

Richard Randell Crow Sr.

August 11, 1949May 15, 2019
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Mr. Richard Randell Crow Sr., known to friends and family as Dick Crow, 69, entered into rest on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Jimmy and Bonita Crow, and his younger brother, Tim Crow. Survivors include his loving wife, Renate Crow; son and daughter-in-law, Richard R. Crow Jr. “Del” and Laura Crow; daughters, April Crow and Crystal Morges; grandchildren, Jackson Crow, Hannah Crow, William Crow, Zoie Favor, Max Favor, Liam Morges, and Aiden Morges. He is also survived by several of his siblings and a host of nieces and nephews.

Dick honorably served as an Army helicopter pilot for many years of his life. He was active duty military during the Vietnam War, and then continued out his military career as a pilot for several years with the Florida National Guard and the Georgia National Guard. In addition to his combat missions, Dick also had other missions that included hurricane relief operations, firefighting, the 1996 Olympics, the G8 Summit, and numerous National Training Center (NTC) rotations. For a number of years, Dick also worked with CSX Railroad.

In life, some of Dick’s favorite past times included hunting, growing tomatoes, watching baseball, watching drag racing, reading the birth announcements in the Sunday paper, cuddling his daschunds, and his weekly dinner dates with his wife, Renate. He was also the family historian and storyteller. It is with no doubt that his toughness in life comes from some of this history, formed during his younger years when he had to walk barefoot in the snow, both ways, uphill to school, while fending off bears.

A memorial service with full military honors will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at the Columbia Road Chapel of Elliott Sons Funeral Home, 4255 Columbia Road, Martinez GA 30907. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time.

Inurnment will be held at a later date at Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Milledgeville, GA.

Services

  • Memorial Service Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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Bonita Crow

May 20, 2019

Libby Winegar Poston

May 19, 2019

The class of ‘67 at MCHS was complete because of Dick. Loved the reunions that followed and his upbeat attitude and sense of humor. Because of my medical knowledge Dick called me several times over the years to vent about his chronic issues. He was not happy when he was grounded, flying was a passion. When he discovered I live close to Mineral Wells TX, he told me stories about training there. I laughed so hard at him calling it “Miserable Wells,” where he learned to be a helicopter pilot. He asked me how we can stand the heat in the summer in TX and I told him it is kind of like childbirth, we always forget about how hot it really is once winter comes!! Dick was always so much fun to laugh with. My love to Renate, Del, April, Crystal and all the family.

Carol Crane

May 18, 2019

I'm going to miss Dick Crow. We had many of the same classes at Mascoutah Community High School in Illinois. Because of our last names we almost always sat together. I loved his smile and his sense of humor. I was always happy to see him at Class of '67 reunions. You have my sympathy on his loss.

John Horn

May 17, 2019

When you were called to the sound of battle, you answered.

Roxie Dimpel

May 17, 2019

Share A memory? There are way too many! My dearest friend, Dick....you will be missed by the Class of ‘67! Your humor, your beautiful laugh and your loving hugs. You cared for us and we....well we all loved you so much...we will miss you sweet friend! Rest In Peace dear friend...until we meet again!

To the family.....may your memories bring you comfort in the days to come.

Roxie and Kurt Dimpel

Doud Ward

May 17, 2019

Dearest Brother in Arms...we fought side by side and we came home. Sadly too many of us have brought Vietnam Home in the form of an illness. Our Friends such as You are passing too soon. We are forever grateful for Your service , You will be miss. Rest Peacefully now as you have no more battles ro fight. Our sincerest sympathies to the entire family left behind. LEt your Memories get you through this time. God's Speed. Slow Hand Salute

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