Mr. Wendell Myrl Crowder, Jr.

08/05/1950 - 10/23/2019


Wendell Myrl Crowder, Jr. died Wednesday, October 23, 2019. He was born on August 5, 1950 to Rachel Wells Crowder and W. Myrl Crowder. He is survived by his mother, Rachel W. Crowder; his wife, Anne O. Crowder that he loved dearly; a sister, Nina Crowder Rash (Lewis); sister, Virginia Crowder Nichols (Mike); two children, a son, Thomas Wendell Crowder (Crystal Epperson), and a daughter, Melissa Rene’e Crowder; four grandchildren, Taylor Bandy, Thor Lawrence, Jackson Crowder, and Shane Hunter Epperson. Myrl dearly loved his wife, Anne and enjoyed many friends; one very special friend was Vernon T. Dyer of Quinton, Virginia. Myrl attended Danville Technical College prior to enlisting in the United States Army National Guard during the Viet Nam Conflict and continued in the reserves for several more years of military service. He was a volunteer with the Buckhorn Volunteer Fire Department for a number of years and was a member of the American Legion Post 79 in South Hill, Virginia where he served on numerous fund raising activities, held office twice, and was a member of The Honor Guard. Myrl has chosen to donate his body to science. There will be a Memorial Service to honor his memory at Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory on Saturday November 2nd at 5:00 P.M. with full American Legion Post 79 Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the American Legion Post 79, 219 Brook Avenue South Hill, Virginia. Myrl was a lifelong farmer until his failing health limited his continuing to care for the land he loved. Online condolences may be sent through our webpage, Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Crowder family.

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  1. Heartfelt sympathy to The Crowder family. We only knew Myrl for a few years, but we feel Blessed to have had him as a friend. Anne, our hearts are with you in this time of sorrow and always.

  2. Jackson Hudson was right on the money when he said we were the three musketeers in high school I have been friends with Myrl for 36 years playing football together Parkview arrowhead hunted every weekend work on his farm for 50 years never asked for a penny just enjoy being his friend probably have 1000 stories about hunting and fishing could probably write a book watched our kids be born and grow up going through some parent deaths several marriages had a few spitz spats but always worked it out was with him to the end. I pray for his wife and his son T W that God will give them the strength to deal with this and I thank you Myrl for many good memories. Ta mighty ta tonka oh waw chee you are my friend. I feel a void in my life but will deal with it

  3. Myrl Crowder

    This was a huge surprise for me, so sorry to hear that one of my best friends has passed. I know the family will miss Myrl a great deal.
    Myrl, Vernon and I were high School buddies, where one was all 3 of us would be found. Myrl and I dove a School bus for 2 year and Vernon rode on my bus. We worked hard, played hard and looked after each other. I am sorry that I lost touch with Myrl when I left South Hill and moved to Richmond for college and work. After getting Married I seldom got a chance to see Myrl when I visited home. I don’t think I have seen him in about 40 years but often thought about him. I wanted to go to our 50 year class reunion but I had stage 3 lung cancer and was coughing about every 3 minutes and I did not want to upset everyone with all of my coughing. Sure wish now that I had gone to the reunion. God bless each of you and may he comfort you in this time of need and sadness. Know in your heart that Myrl is with the Lord today. Jackson Hudson–one of Myrl’s best friends.



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