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Mr. William "Bill" J. Crowder, Sr., Obituary


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“Bill and I did alot together I've known Bill for many years I remember one day we went fishing in the Chickohomony River, Sorry forget how to spell...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Timothy Folland - ST Cloud, FL

“I'll always remember Bill's great smile. I don't care when you saw Bill, he always had that great big smile on his face. He will be greatly missed....Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Jerry Clendenning - Sandston , VA

“Brooke, We are so sorry for you and your families loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers..sending big HUGS your way!!! Love, Sara and the kids ”
3 of 13 | Posted by: Sara Gordon - Heathsville, VA

“Cathy, BJ and Brooke: I am deeply saddened to hear of your loss. I pray for all of you during this difficult time. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Dana Maddux - Glen Allen, VA

“B.J. My thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorry . May God Bless you and give you strength. ...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Gene Bazzrea - Mechanicsville, VA

“Thinking of you and your Family! ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Carol Letizia - Reedville, VA

“Millie and the Bill Crowder Family: We are so very for your loss of Bill. Please accept or most sincere condolences. Herndon and Louise ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Herndon and Louise Smith - VA

“Bill was one of my best buds at 986th. He had a blue Cadillac convertible and I had a GTO. We used to talk cars every drill. Not too long ago, he...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Rosi Teresi - Richmond, VA

“Dear Cathy, BJ and Brooke Words can not express the sadness that I am feeling right now for your loss. Bill was such an amazing man that I will...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Robin Rude - Henrico, VA

“Sending prayers of comfort for the family & friends of Bill! ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Bruce & Annette Henderson - VA

“BJ, Brooke and family, My heart and prayers are with you guys! Loved playing with Bill for over 17 years of volleyball! He will be missed greatly!...Read More »
11 of 13 | Posted by: Toni Bowles and family - Varina, VA

“BJ, Brooke and family, My heart and prayers are with you guys! Loved playing with Bill for over 17 years of volleyball! He will be missed greatly!...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Toni Bowles and family - Varina, VA

“BJ Robbie and I are very sorry for your loss. May the Lord guide you and your family through this most difficult time. We are here if you need...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Sheila and Robbie Robinson - VA


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William "Bill" J. Crowder Sr., 54, of Sandston, VA., departed this life on Tuesday, July 31, 2012. He was a Senior Branch ATM technician at Diebold, Inc., where he was employed for 33 years. Bill was also a U.S. Army veteran and retired National Guard. He was most happy when he was spending time at the "rivah," driving his yacht, riding his jet ski, fishing with his best friend and father-in-law, "Pop," and spending time with his children, whom he was so very proud of. He loved his Lord and was always so full of life; he will be dearly missed by those who loved him. He was preceded in death by his father, William H. Crowder; and his mother-in-law, Anne H. Thurston. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Catherine T. Crowder; together they were inseparable. He is also survived by his daughter, Brooke A. Crowder; son, William "B.J." J. Crowder Jr.; mother, Mildred T. Crowder; brother, Mark A. Crowder; father-in-law, Willard "Ben" Thurston; two sisters-in-law, Sherrie T. Melton (Kenny), Susan T. Pendleton (Tracy); and two nieces. The family will receive friends on Friday, August 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home & Crematory, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, Va., 23231. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 4, at 11 a.m. in the Nelsen Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Washington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.