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William Joseph "Preacher" Crowe
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Birth: Aug. 25, 1917
Estill County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Feb. 21, 1980
Estill County
Kentucky, USA

William Joseph 'Preacher' Crowe was the son of John Shelton Crowe and Susan Metcalf; the grandson of William Joseph Crowe and Sarah Margaret White.He was the husband of Helen Logsdon and Clara Johnson. He was the father of William R. Crowe with Helen Logsdon; Patricia Crowe, and Ralph Crowe with Clara Johnson. Preacher got his nickname from his family because he didn't drink or smoke, but in a twist of irony he was an infamous moonshiner. He is rumored to this day to have made the best moonshine in the state. Preacher's strange and tragic death was equally infamous in Estill County Ky. He suffered from epilepsy, and frequently had gran mal seizures. It seems that he was feeding his hogs when he had one of these seizures. He fell into the hog pen face down and, being unable to roll over, asphyxiated in the mud. Consequently, the hogs fed on his body before it was found several hours later. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Shelton Crowe (1890 - 1942)
  Susan Metcalf Crowe (1891 - 1955)
 
 Spouses:
  Helen Logsdon Harrison (1926 - 1994)*
  Clara Johnson Crowe (1931 - 2014)*
 
 Children:
  William Ray Crowe (1942 - 2001)*
 
 Siblings:
  Vera Crowe Richardson (1913 - 1976)*
  Vernon Lee Crowe (1913 - 2009)*
  Elizabeth Crowe Shanks (1915 - 2002)*
  William Joseph Crowe (1917 - 1980)
  June Crowe (1919 - 1982)*
  Russell Giles Crowe (1925 - 2001)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: CAUSE OF DEATH: Accidental Asphyxiation and/or animal attack
 
Burial:
Joe Miller Cemetery
Estill County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: Timothy R. Crowe
Record added: Dec 28, 2012
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William Joseph Preacher Crowe
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William Joseph Preacher Crowe
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William Joseph Preacher Crowe
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Rest in Peace from your oldest grandchild, to a Grandfather i never knew.
- Timothy R. Crowe
 Added: Dec. 28, 2012
 
 
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