Melvin Ray


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Melvin Ray Crowder

Feb 19 1942 - Apr 24 2010

Melvin Ray Crowder 68, a Nevada, Texas resident died at 12:45 a.m. at Medical Center of McKinney. Melvin Ray was son of the late J.W. (Jack) and Willie Mae Howard Crowder. Services will be held on Wednesday, at 10 a.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home/Ridgview Memorial Park, located at 2525 N. Central Expressway, exit 38 Ridgeview Drive, Allen, Texas. Mr. Crowder’s nephew, Rev. Steve Patterson, will be officiating. Mr. Crowder was born February 19, 1942 in Snyder, TX. He served in the U.S. Army with honor and pride. He retired after 35 years of service. Mr. Crowder loved his family and held them very dearly. He took his kids hunting, fishing and camping. Vacations with his children and wife were special to him. He volunteered for the fire department in Lovington, New Mexico, and also was a truck driver. He was a lifetime member of the NRA. After retiring he loved woodworking, loved kids and working with the kids in vacation bible school, taking his grandsons fishing and teaching them how to build crafts. Mr. Crowder was very proud of his sons when they joined the Armed Forces. Mr. Crowder married ImaSue Parsons June 06, 1964 in Lovington, New Mexico. Survivors include his wife of 45 years; sons, Kelvin Ray Crowder of Nevada, Texas, who is now serving in Iraq, and Tony Dean Crowder and his wife Kim Crowder of Hobbs, New Mexico; daughter, Deborah Lynn Crowder Delarosa of Nevada, Texas; four grandsons, Justin Dean Crowder of Hobbs, Cody Justin Crowder of Nevada, Michael A. Delarosa and Theodore William Delarosa of Nevada; grand daughters, Ashley Nichole Crowder of Hobbs and Tiffany Nicole Crowder. He was preceded in death by his brother Dale Cook Crowder. In recognition of his service in the U.S. Army, Mr. Crowder will be put to rest with full military honors.
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