Prentis Leon Crow

November 24, 1940January 13, 2021

Prentis Leon Crow, 80, of Newburgh passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. He was born November 24, 1940 in Moulton, AL to the late Prentis J.E. and Exal (Richards) Crow.

He retired as the Manager of Recreation at Earle C. Clements Job Corp in Morganfield, KY. He played professional baseball for 10 years for the White Sox and Dodgers organizations, and is in the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.

Leon was preceded in death by his son, Mickey Crow, and daughter, Noel Listman.

Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Sue (Durham) Crow; son, Phillip Crow of Pittsburgh, PA; granddaughter, Allison Crow of Chicago, IL; brothers, Frankie Crow, Tommy Crow and Randall Crow; sisters, JoAnn McDougle and Judy Harris, and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Alexander Newburgh Chapel, 5333 State Road 261. A graveside funeral service will be 2:00 p.m. at Alexander Memorial Park, 2200 Mesker Park Drive, officiated by Dr. Phil Stiver.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 16, 2021

  • Graveside Funeral Service

    Saturday, January 16, 2021


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Sharon Lawson

January 16, 2021

I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Leon's passing. Please know that we are thinking and praying for you and your entire family. We pray your memories bring you comfort. He was truly a great guy.
Bruce and Sharon Lawson

Ann Barnett Musser

January 16, 2021

Leon was the kindest man to all of us Job Corps partners. When we were playing ball years and years ago, I said to Leon, "Leon can you teach me how to play ball?" He said "Annie, theirs not enough time on this earth for me to teach you how to play." He was an inspiration to everyone who knew him. So sorry for your loss.

Dave Mischler

January 15, 2021

Dear Sue,
I'm truly sorry for your loss.
I will truly miss Leon. I will miss the stories about the days Leon played baseball. The stories of the players he played with, the stories of him and Dave Mulane, and their miss adventurers. It stills brings a smile to my face!
The story that Dan Hall tells of seeing Leon cutting grass in 90 degree heat, That was Leon giving me a break from the heat!
Sue,when I had my health problems, Leon would come by my house and ask to cut my yard!
Sue, he loved to brag about all that you did as a nurse ! And Leon love to talk about all the accomplishments of Noel, Phillip, and Allison!
Once again I will truly miss Leon! !!

Patti & John grimm

January 15, 2021

Sue, We are so sorry for you, but know that Leon is in a much better place now. You are such a loving couple and he will be so missed. We hope you will let us help in any way and hope we can see you once we are through this pandemic. Much love, patti & john

Diana Deters

January 15, 2021

Our family is so saddened to hear of Leon’s passing. Our 9 year old daughter called him her best friend. Their friendship was so genuine and Leon was always so kind to her. It was the sweetest friendship anyone could ever have. Leon always called our son Little Jon. Our family will miss Leon but I know for our daughter, the loss will be deeper. Rest In Peace and thank you for the kindness you showed our family, especially our daughter.

Dan Hall

January 15, 2021

Sue, believe me, so many of us share your loss. Leon was as fastidious about the Clements lawns as he was about your home lawn.
It would be 90+ degrees out and our Recreation Manager would be out there mowing, WEARING A TIE.
I truly loved and respected Leon so much!!
Dan Hall
Newburgh (and Clements JCC)

James Watkins

January 15, 2021

To Sue and the family. Sorry for your lost and my deepest condolences. Great man, great co worker and great friend. He will be missed. My pleasure to work and know Mr. Crowe for 32 years I worked at ECCJCA. God Bless

Donna Malin

January 15, 2021

I am so sorry to learn of Leon passing. I remember him calling you to see how your day was going at TSOS
My thoughts are with you. Take care of yourself

Donna Malin
Gulf Shores, AL

Ella Lipchik

January 15, 2021

My heart goes out to you. Absent on Earth present with G-D. Always remember the good times. We mimic our parents and Eddy does it so well on the radio. We need to praise G-D for the time you shared.

Lynn Richards Seal

January 14, 2021

So sorry to hear about Leon. I know that y'all will miss him and I will be praying for comfort and peace for the family. I can just see him and daddy throwing a football again. Love you all!