April 22, 1928 – December 28, 2017 WHITESBORO – Funeral services for Rev. James Newton Crow, 89, will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Meador Funeral Home Chapel in Whitesboro with Rev. Randy Radell officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Whitesboro. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
James passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Beacon Hill Nursing Center in Denison.
He was born on April 22, 1928 in Sadler, Texas to Jewel Newton Crow and Laura Della (Smith) Crow. James graduated from Whitesboro High School. He served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean Conflict. While stationed in France, he served as a Chaplain Assistant. James was a graduate of Howard Payne University and attended seminary. He married Patricia Jean Martin on December 23, 1981 in Whitesboro. James was a farmer, rancher, preacher, and also retired from Proctor and Gamble. He pastored several churches in the towns of Dorchester, Texas, Whitesboro, Texas, Kingston, Oklahoma, Meridian, Oklahoma, Burlington, Colorado, and Sandusky, Texas. James enjoyed raising Registered Black Angus Cattle and farming. He dearly loved his family and reading his Bible.
Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Petree and husband, Wayne of Edmond, Oklahoma, and Rebekah Crow of Whitesboro; two sons, Bradshaw Crow and wife, Sharon of Minnetonka, Minnesota, and Greg Crow of Fort Davis, Texas; Stepson, Chuck Caldwell and wife, Tanya of New Braunfels, Texas; stepdaughter, Jeanette Whisenant and husband, Roger of Sherman; grandchildren, Addison Witzel and husband, Trey, Jared Crow, Nick Crow, Chad Crow, Kelsey Crow, and Kirby Crow; a brother, Billy Don Smith and wife, Zoretta; several stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren; and previous wife, Dorothy Bradshaw.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jewel and Della Crow; wife, Patricia Crow; two sisters, Marcene Armstrong and Willadean Leeper.
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