OBITUARY

Oliver Eugene Crowe

March 29, 1940November 19, 2020
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Oliver Eugene Crowe, known to most as "Gene" or "Papa Crowe", age 80, of Calera, Alabama, passed away on November 19, 2020.

He was born to Elbert Crowe and Euler Golden Crowe and raised in Leeds, Alabama with three brothers and two sisters. He snuck in to the National Guard at age 15 , but was booted out once they did the math. He rejoined at age 18.

Papa Crowe spent years as a brick mason. He built Smokehouse BBQ in Alabaster, which he later sold and is now Buddy's. He also served as a patrolman for Alabaster Police Department. He also owned Buck & Nanny Deer Processing for 21 years.

He was a dedicated father and "Dee" to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was grillmaster who loved to feed his family and community.

He was preceded in death by his wife Marion June Cannady Crowe; brothers, Joe Crowe and Bobby Crowe. Papa Crowe is survived by his son, Russell Crowe (Tricia); daughter, Donna Temple; his grandchildren, Chris Cain (Sheri), Gracie Crowe, Mason Crowe, and Melanie Vanderslice, great-grandchildren, Seth Cain, Seth Norman Hale, Shane Cain, Harper Elizabeth Hale; brother, Edgar Crowe; sisters, Pat Jankowski and Mary Brown; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 22, 2020 from 3:00 until 5:00 PM at Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo). A Celebration of Papa Crowe's Life will be held on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo), with burial to follow at Shelby Memory Gardens. Casual attire requested. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorial donations to be directed to St. Jude's.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 22, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Monday, November 23, 2020

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Linda Hines

November 20, 2020

Papa Crowe was the most kind hearted, funny, generous man I ever met! A great Chef, BFF to JJ Hines ( too many stories to post) but he was dedicated to JJ during his nursing home years. I’m so sad he’s passed & will be greatly missed. Love & prayers to the family🙏🏻🙏🏻 Linda Hines-Day

Diane Alverson

November 20, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my Mom 2 months ago so I know what all of you are going through. My family has known Gene for a long time and he was a good man. He will surely be missed. I pray God will keep his arms around all of you until you are able to make it on your own and are able to think of all the good memories and not the sad one when he passed away. RIP Gene.....

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