James Crowe

James Crowe

HAMMOND, Ill. – James Crowe, 90, of Hammond, Ill., passed away at 7:45 p.m. Monday (Jan. 14, 2013) at St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 66 East U.S. 36, Atwood. Visitation will be two hours prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial with military graveside rites will be in the Hammond Cemetery, Hammond.

Jim was born Feb. 23, 1922, in Monroe County, Ky., the son of Claude and Dorie Netherton Crowe. He married Cathryn Coop. She preceded him in death. He married Mary Jane Hall. She preceded him in death.

Survivors include a daughter, Sharon (Paul) Robertson of Hammond; a son, James Crowe Jr. of Hammond; grandchildren, Lynnette Pantier, Jimmy Crowe III, Tonya Huggler and Lexie Crowe-Stanley; seven great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and sister, Norvella Rouse of Tompkinsville, Ky.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Kevin Crowe; and brothers, Basil and Willard Crowe.

Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Jim was a retired farmer, having farmed in the Hammond area.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Jim was a member of the Atwood First Baptist Church and the James Reeder American Legion Post No. 770, Atwood.

Jim was an avid gardener.

Condolences may be offered online at www.hilligossshraderfh.com.

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