Donald Raymond Crowder

September 26, 1935May 14, 2020

Rev. Donald Raymond Crowder, 84 years old, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Thursday, the 14th of May, 2020. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Crowder.

He leaves behind five children: William Keith Crowder (Celia), Elizabeth Kay Shuskey (Donnie), Donald Raymond Crowder Jr., Janice Elaine Kincaid (Joe) and Cherie Annette Cheves (Rick). He is also survived by ten grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren.

Donald has faithfully served in the Ohio Yearly Meeting, later becoming the Evangelical Eastern Region, and the NC Yearly Meeting of the Evangelical Friends Church. After graduating from Cleveland Bible College, he pastored churches in VA, Rhode Island, Ohio and several churches in NC. He pastored for 40 years and touched many lives. He was a wonderful father and friend, and will be greatly missed.

There will be a private graveside held in Raleigh, NC. Once the current government guidelines related to Covid-19 have been lifted, the family will plan a memorial service to honor Donald's life.


  • Private Graveside Service


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Donna Althouse

May 16, 2021

Wonderful man loved him and his wife. They lived upstairs in the house we lived in on Hague Avenue Cleveland while attending Cleveland Bible College. God bless all and give you comfort.
Donna Althouse

Donna Althouse

May 28, 2020

Friends for a long time. Don and Clara lived in the upstairs appartment when we all went to CBC. Great folks. Will surely be missed. God bless your family and send you comfort and peace.

Donna Althouse (Glenn)

Jeff Bartolet

May 26, 2020

God’s grace & peace be with you all! The families here at New Heart (Hunter Hills Friends) in Greensboro have sincere & fond appreciation for Don & Clara! Folks have shared kind & caring words in honor or your father/grandfather & your family. Know that our prayers are with you as you walk through this time of remembering & missing your dad/grandfather. You are in our loving thoughts and sincere prayers.