JIMMIE “JIM” CROWE, 71, of Mattoon, IL passed away at 9:30 P.M. on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at his residence.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main in Arcola, IL. Pastor Tom Skinner will officiate. Burial with Military Rites conducted by the Charleston VFW Post 1592, American Legion Post 93 and the Auxiliary will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Kansas, IL. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the funeral.
Jim was born on November 22, 1948 in Monroe County, KY. He is the oldest son of McKinley and Estline (Likens) Crowe. He married Barbara Brown on December 17, 1993 in Tuscola, IL.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two daughters, Tina (Justin Simpson) Creek of Manteca, CA and Tonya Brown of Lafayette, TN; three grandchildren, Max Guess, Beverley Jones and Sammy Maynard; two great-grandchildren, Kaleb and McKinley Jones; his mother, Estline Crowe of Arthur, IL, two brothers, David (Terri) Crowe of Charleston, IL and Danny (Brenda) Crowe of Bowling Green, KY, step-sister, Lisa (Bob) Haynes and of Bowling Green, KY; a God-Daughter, Becca Greathouse and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, one great-grandson, Jacob Jones, one brother, Donald Crowe, two sisters, Neda Greathouse and Shelia Crowe; paternal grandparents, Avery and Gustava (Kingery) Crowe, maternal grandparents, Willie and Lucy (Neely) Likens and step-son, Tom Brown.
Jim graduated from High School in Gamaliel, KY 1968. He was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.
He was a member of the Mattoon American Legion.
He worked in maintenance at the Holliday Inn that later became the Ramada Inn in Mattoon for over 20 years.
He enjoyed woodworking, playing cards, collecting coins and spending time with family and friends.
Memorials may be made to Lincolnland Hospice.