Robert Crowley


Funeral services for Mr. Robert L. Crowley, age 87, of Kennedy, were held Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Tim McCool, Chris McCool and Lon Moon officiated. Burial followed in Meadow Branch Cemetery in Kennedy. Mr. Crowley died Tuesday, Sept. 4 at his residence.
Mr. Crowley was born on May 8, 1931. He was one of six siblings born to John William Crowley and Lula Hindman Crowley. He graduated from Kennedy High School in 1949. Not long after graduating, he married his wife of 67 years, Bobbie Watkins Crowley. He got drafted into the Korean War Conflict. Because he was the only one in his division that was able to type, he became the Division’s Clerk Typist. After returning from the war, he farmed, drove a school bus, worked at Value Company Die, Sterilon, and UPS. He worked at UPS for 22 years before retiring. He was an avid crappie fisherman and enjoyed deer hunting.
He was preceded in death by his father, John William Crowley; mother, Lula H. Crowley; son, Ricky Lewis Crowley; and grandson, Blake Bagwell. Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Crowley of Kennedy; sons, Sammy Crowley (Charlotte) and Mike Crowley (Kelli), both of Kennedy; daughters, Denise Harper (John) of Kennedy and Susan Bagwell (Frank) of Fayette; eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers were Fayette Rehabilitation Center and Fayette Home Health Care.
Active pallbearers were Miles Crowley, Josh Harper, Sloan Harper, Kyle Newman, John Harper, Frank Bagwell and Dustin Morgan.
Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

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