Joseph Thomas Crowley

Published 4:37 pm Thursday, July 21, 2022

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“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres. Love never fails.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Joseph Thomas Crowley, 69, of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Elizabethton, Tenn., passed away on July 17, 2022 in Florida. Joseph was born in Erie, Pa., August 25, 1952 to the late Joseph Thomas Crowley Sr. and Marie Flourence Comtois. In addition to his parents, Joseph was preceded in death by his first wife, Victoria Crowley.

After 45 years with the Coca-Cola Corporation, Joseph retired and enjoyed spending time with his loving wife and family at home or vacationing.

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Joseph was a sailor, fisherman, artist, and musician. He had wisdom and knowledge about many things. He was slow to speak and quick to listen. He had a quiet, gentle spirit. He found beauty and appreciation in the little things. He gave generously to anyone with less, without expecting anything in return. He was humble and appreciative of even the smallest things. He loved God and people. He was a true follower of Christ. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control describe him well. Joseph will be missed so much.

Those left to cherish Joseph’s memory include his loving wife of six years, Faith Marie Crowley; his sister, Lois “Bernadette” Comtois; a special niece, Rose Comtois; a special great-nephew, Corbin Dhanasar; his step-children, Timmy (Michelle) Card, Brian (Toni) Card, Valerie (Jeremy) Pierce and Rachael (Clint) Errett; and his step-grandchildren, Sydney, Jillian, Grace, Stewart, Gabriel, Dexter, Wesley, Hunter, Daisy, Colton, Kaleb and Tori.

A service to remember and celebrate Joseph’s life will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 24, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home of Elizabethton with Pastor Terry Carver officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 1 until 2 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. The graveside service will follow in the Pearl Bowers Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Tim Card, Brian Card, Clint Errett, Stewart Guess, Gabriel Barclay, Dexter Elliott, Jeremy Pierce and Justin Pierce. Words of comfort can be sent to the family through our website,
Tetrick Funeral Home-Riverside Chapel, 211 North Riverside, Elizabethton, TN 37643 (423) 542-2232 is honored to serve the family of Joseph Thomas Crowley.