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Erbin L. Crowell

September 6, 1914 — October 10, 2019

Erbin L. Crowell, 105, of Canadian passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019.

Services will be Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 3:00 PM at First United Methodist Church of Canadian with Pastor Lewis Holland and Pastor David Gerhardt officiating. Graveside services will follow at Edith Ford Cemetery.  Arrangements under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors of Canadian.

Erbin was born on September 6, 1914 to Edna Curnutt and Ernest Crowell in Washita Community, Hemphill County, Texas.  He married Louise Tyner on February 1, 1936 in Clovis, NM. She passed away January 2, 2001, just shy of their 65th wedding anniversary.  Erbin married Dorothea Morehead on December 24, 2002 in Canadian.

He graduated from Canadian High School in 1933 where he was the recipient of the Liske Cup. He was a member of Canadian AF&AM Lodge No. 855, Canadian Rotary Club, and First United Methodist Church of Canadian where he served as Sunday School teacher, Choir Director, Youth Leader, and numerous other capacities. He was honored as Canadian Man of the Year in 1963. He was the first President of Canadian’s Little League in 1957. He was a World War II Veteran serving in the United States Army. He was President of Canadian Production Credit Association and Senior Vice President of Farm Credit Bank of Texas. 

Erbin was the quintessential gentleman. He was kind, patient, generous and deeply loved his family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise; sons Erbin Lavoy “Bunny” Crowell, Jr. and Maxim Wiley “Max” Crowell; great-grandson, Calvin Crowell; and 3 siblings.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothea of the home; daughters, Marcia Muir and husband, Frank of Panhandle and Mary Hall and husband, Richard of New Boston; daughter-in-law, Susan Crowell of Las Vegas, NM; grandchildren, Erbin L. “Ted” Crowell, III and wife, Kristen Howard, Adam Christgau, Michael Nichols-Crowell and wife, Ny Lynn, Alexander Crowell, Amy Griffith and husband Ron, Cindy Lieb and husband, John, Douglas Muir and Katie Muir, Kimberly Hall and husband, Caldwell Shine, Becky Melton and husband David, and Amanda Hall and husband Chad Summers; great-grandchildren, Elias Howard-Crowell, Connor Nichols-Crowell,  Christian, Daniel, Elliott and Robert Crowell, Brett, Craig and Scott Spalding, Hayden, James and Casey Muir, Molly, Kate and Cooper Lieb, and Audrey, Tyner, and Wiley Melton; great-great-grandchildren, Liv, Holden, Hailynn, Rhyan, Preston and Vincent; Erbin acquired and embraced Dorothea’s family, Marsha Pool and husband Randy, Ruth Ann Adkins and husband, Tony, both deceased, Donna Sue Morehead, and Marshall G. “Pete” Morehead, Jr., and wife, Tammie as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Service Schedule

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

First United Methodist Church of Canadian

520 E Main St, Canadian, TX 79014

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