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Robert H. (Bob) Crowder

Robert H. (Bob) Crowder, 77, of Kingsport, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at The Wexford House after a long illness.

Bob was a native of Sault Ste. Marie, MI, and served his country in the United States Army for three years. He then went on to graduate from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN.  After retiring from a thirty year career in the Accounting and Engineering Division at Eastman Chemical Company, he had the opportunity to travel extensively with both his son and wife to many destinations over the last 20 years. Bob was the youngest son of James and Edna Crowder of Erwin, TN. He was a member of the Kingsport Seventh Day Adventist Church, where he served as an Elder, Treasurer, and Teacher over the past 30 years. Bob was a dedicated Christian, and he was a loving father, brother, and husband to his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Edna Crowder; sisters, Joyce Washburn, Joan Thompson, Stella Zara, and Judy Lane.

Bob is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Carol Crowder of Kingsport; one son, Eric Crowder of Kingsport; one daughter, Kimberly Anne Crowder; of Johnson City; brother, James M. Crowder and wife Lee  of Columbus, GA; brother-in-law Richard M. Edwards and wife Cindy of Gallatin, TN; and mother-in-law, Charlotte Edwards of Erwin, TN; along with several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26th, 2019, at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, Kingsport, TN. A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home chapel with Pastor David Ryder and Hal Peggau officiating.

Bob’s burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Erwin, TN.  A military graveside service will be at on June 27th, 2019 at 11 AM at 1100 7thSt., Erwin, TN 37650. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery by 10:50 AM.

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Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport is serving the Crowder family.