John Charles Crow

Published 11:05 am Monday, June 29, 2020

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John Charles Crow

John Charles Crow of Shelby went to be with the Lord on Saturday, June 13, exactly 76 years from the day of his birth.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Charlotte Brown Crow; son and daughter-in-law, John and Jamie Crow; daughter and son-in-law, Celia and Chris Pieper; grandchildren, John Roy Crow II, Ella Marie Crow, Silas Avery Pieper and Paul James Pieper. Other survivors include brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Margaret Crow, sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Michael Amos, as well as many nieces and nephews.

John was born and raised in Troy by his parents, John Roy and Beulah Crow. After graduating from Charles Henderson High School he attended Auburn University where he became a brother of the Sigma Nu fraternity and completed a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. After college he spent his career working for many branches of The Southern Company, where he met his wife.

John went on to retire at Lay Lake in Shelby. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Columbiana where he participated in the senior choir, Men’s Mission/Construction Team and volunteered for Meals on Wheels of Alabama. He loved all water activities including boating, swimming and water skiing. He enjoyed traveling, music, Auburn Football and reading.

He was a well-accomplished man who lived his life with dignity and respect for everyone. He was a smart, kind and caring southern gentleman who loved God, his wife, children and grandchildren deeply.

On Friday, June 19, immediate family held a service in front of his childhood beach home. Some of his ashes were scattered into the calm, green and blue waves where he grew up. Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, the family is planning a memorial to be held at a future date at the First Baptist Church of Columbiana.

Memorials in his honor can be made to the United Way Meals on Wheels of Central, AL: P.O. Box 320189, Birmingham, AL 35232. Charter Funeral Home entrusted.