BENTON — Billy Frazier Crowell of Nashville, Tenn., formerly of Benton, passed away peacefully with family at his side March 28, 2013, to be with his heavenly father.
Billy is the son of the late William Jessie and Edna Maud Frazier Crowell. He was born December 2, 1928, in Right, Tenn., located in Hardin County. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Betty Jean Crowell of over 60 years. Together they found and demonstrated for others that love is patient, love is kind. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails…and now these three remain faith, hope, and love. But the greatest is love. I Corinthians 13:4-8. Also preceding him in death were an infant sister, Mary Lee Crowell; and infant brother, John Robert Crowell. He is survived by his sister, Dorothy Phillips; his children, Jeannie (Mike) Haskins and Garland (Dana) Crowell; grandchildren, Micah and Shae Haskins; his niece, Gail (Rev. Dwayne) Jolly; and great-niece, Pamela (Rick) Bard.
Mr. Crowell is a 1948 graduate of Paden, Miss. High School. He attended Paducah Community College for engineering classes. He retired after thirty-five years as a mechanical engineer associate with T.V.A. - Shawnee Steam Plant. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He served on the board of trustees at Gospel Assembly Church in Paducah until 1980.
He was active in his local church; Christian Fellowship Church from 1980-2009. He and Betty moved to Nashville in 2009 where they attended Cornerstone Church and he remained active in the Keenagers.
Celebration of life services will be Monday, April 1, 2013, at 10 a.m. in the Youth Auditorium at Cornerstone Church in Madison, Tenn., officiated by Pastor Ron Webb. Visitation will be held Monday, April 1, 2013, from 5-8 p.m. at Collier Funeral Home in Benton.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2013, in the chapel of Collier Funeral Home in Benton officiated by the Rev. David Parish and the Rev. Dwayne Jolly.
Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. in Woodlawn Memorial Garden Cemetery in Paducah. Honorarium gifts may be mailed to: World Missions and Evangelism Inc., P.O. Box 790, Benton, KY. 42025; or online at www.worldmissionsevangelism.com.
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