Samuel R. Crowder
Published 3:25 pm Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Samuel R. Crowder, 84, of Elizabethton, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 11, 2022, at Johnson City Medical Center. Sam was born in Carter County, a son of the late Henry Grady Crowder and Fannie Elvira Crowder. In addition to his parents, Sam was preceded in death by seven sisters, Florence, Ella, Edith, Dena, Geneva, Massie and Marie; five brothers, Dock, Don, Jack, Fred and Marcus; one grandchild, Samuel Jason Barnett; and his son-in-law, Johnny Barnett.
Sam was a loving husband, father and grandfather and was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. He owned and operated J & S Fence Company and was a United States Army veteran. Sam had been a member of the Elizabethton High School Sports Boosters Club in years past and enjoyed UT Sports and spending as much time as possible with his beloved family, especially his granddaughter and great-grandchildren.
Those left to remember and cherish Sam’s legacy include his wife, Loretta Shull Crowder; his children, Rene Barnett (Benny Montgomery) and Samuel (Sambo) Crowder II (Missi); his sisters, Mary Lyons, Ida (Jack) Tkatch and Isabelle Bowers; his granddaughter, Jessica Barnett Markland (Justyn); his great-grandchildren, Arya Markland and Ezra Markland; as well as bonus grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Private services will be held by the family with a celebration of life to be held at a later date. Active pallbearers will be John Williams, Kevin Kiser, Keith Turner, Len Dugger, Benny Montgomery, Bryson Montgomery, John L. Bowers III and Chris Mathes. Honorary pallbearers will be Eddie Carver, Roy Huskins, Richard Hyder, Eddie Stockton, Perry Perkins, Jack Tkatch and Mitchell Carpenter. We would like to especially thank the Johnson City Medical Center Cardiac Unit and ICU Unit and Sam’s special nurse, Tiffany. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations in Sam’s honor to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to the Diabetes Association, 4660 Old Broadway, Knoxville, TN 37918. Words of comfort can be sent to the Crowder family through our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Tetrick Funeral Home-Riverside Chapel, 211 North Riverside, Elizabethton, TN 37643 (423) 542-2232, is honored to assist the family of Samuel R. Crowder.