Doyle Crow

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

PARMA, Mo. -- Doyle G. Crow, 82, of Parma, died Monday, Aug. 28, 2006, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born June 19, 1924, in Scotland, Ark., son of Monroe and Velma Underwood Crow. He and Alice Buttrey were married Nov. 23, 1950, at Parma.

Mr. Crow was a farmer, past mayor and police chief, and vice chairman of New Madrid County Port Authority.

He was a charter member of Parma VFW Post 7183 (now Lilbourn VFW), New Madrid County Ambulance District, past member of Parma School Board, New Madrid First Alert Team, First Southern Baptist Church at Malden, and was a deacon at Parma Baptist Church many years.

He served with the U.S. Army during World War II.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Doyle David Crow of Kennett, Mo.; two daughters, Deborah Susan (Jack) Hatley of Cape Girardeau, Melanie Anne Crow of Parma; a grandson, John Tyler Brashear of Sikeston, Mo.; two brothers, Harlan (Mildrene) Crow of North Little Rock, Ark., Arvilla Crow of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; two sisters, Donna (Morris) Gregg of Dexter, Mo., and Carolyn Landrum of Poplar Bluff.

Visitation will be after 6 p.m. Thursday at Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden, Mo.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Southern Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Bill Jackson and the Rev. Frank Townsend officiating. Burial will be in Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield, with military rites to be conducted.

The family suggests memorials to Missouri Baptist Children's Home, 11300 St. Charles Rock Road, Bridgeton, Mo., 63044.