A celebration of the life of Richard J. “Dickie” Crowe, age 84, will be held at 11:00 A.M., Monday, October 31, 2022, in the chapel of Feazel Chapel at First Baptist Church of West Monroe. Officiating will be Dr. Mark Fenn and Dr. Woods Watson. A visitation will be held from 9:30 A.M. until service time in Feazel Chapel. Entombment will follow at Mulhearn Memorial Park Mausoleum. Services are under the direction and care of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe.
Dickie, as he was known, was born in Morristown, Missouri and passed away at his residence in Monroe, LA surrounded by his family.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 55 years, Ann Youngblood Crowe; his daughter-in-law, Karen Thaggard Crowe; and his brothers, Tommy Crowe and Harry Crowe; and his parents, Almeda and Merlin Crowe.
Dickie is survived by his son, Richard Joseph Crowe II; his grandson, Wesley Joseph Crowe and his fiancée, Taylor; sister-in-laws, Bonnie Crowe and Diane Crowe; and countless friends.
Dickie was one of the finest athletes in Northeast Louisiana. He began his athletic career at Ouachita High School and then moved on to Oklahoma State and played quarterback. From there, he signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers Organization to play baseball and stayed with them for 10 years. After his tenured career in baseball, he continued to be an athlete playing golf but his true love was duck hunting. He spent many a morning in the duck blind with his lifelong friends and his beloved son, Richard. We can’t thank enough the Anderson family for their friendship and devotion to keeping Dickie in the duck blinds which allowed him to continue his passion for the sport. He recorded the most rounds of golf at Squire Creek when the course first opened. He also spent decades playing golf at Bayou DeSiard Country Club where he made numerous lifelong and treasured friends. He retired after 33 years from Louisiana Industries.
Ann and Dickie were very active members of First Baptist Church of West Monroe. Dickie was a deacon for many years and a supporter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Dickie never met a stranger and was welcoming to all. He lit up the room with his presence. He was admired for his charisma and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Honoring Dickie as pallbearers will be Mark Anderson, Mark Kent Anderson, John Rea, Henry Cole, Frederic Amman, Sam Trinca, Edwin Craft, Brian Bateman, Cory Crowe and Todd Crowe.
Honorary pallbearers will be duck hunting and golf buddies.
Memorials may be made in Dickie’s honor to Grace Place or the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Online condolence messages may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com.
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