|Birth: ||Feb. 7, 1933|
|Death: ||Sep. 25, 2012|
Jim was born in French Lick, Indiana, to Fred L. and Ethel (Parks) Crowe who preceded him in death. Jim earned his Bachelor's Degree from General Motors Institute. He served in the United States Army in Korea. He worked for Allison Gas Turbine for over 40 years, retiring in 1992. Jim was a kind and gentle soul who dedicated his life to community service. He has been a member of the Avon Optimist Club since 1972. He was Club Past President, Past Zone Lt. Governor, Past Indiana District Governor and an Optimist International Past Vice President. He was chair of the Host Committee for Optimist International Convention in Indianapolis in 2002. Jim was also a 33rd Degree Mason at Speedway Masonic Lodge #729 where he recently received his 50 year pin. He belonged to the Murat Shriners and especially enjoyed belonging to the Corvette Club. In Hendricks County (Indiana), Jim had served on the Board of Directors of West Central Conservancy District, the Avon Community School Board, the Avon Library Board, the Avon Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning and Appeals. Jim was a member of Avon United Methodist Church where he served on numerous boards. He is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Gail (Griggs) Crowe; brother, Robert Parks Crowe; sister, Fredina J. Crowe; in-laws, Thad and Louise Griggs, Sue and Tom Greer and Karen Griggs; several nieces and nephews and a host of grateful friends and colleagues.
Visitation from 4–8 p.m. Monday, October 1st in Family Funeral Care (5791 Rockville Road, Indianapolis. A memorial service will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2nd in Avon United Methodist Church, 6850 US Highway 36, Avon, with calling there beginning at 1:00 p.m. Entombment will follow at Westridge Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to the James P. Crowe Memorial Fund at Hendricks County Community Foundation, 6319 East U.S. Highway 36, Suite 211, Avon, IN 46123.
Fred L. Crowe (1902 - 1982)
Ethel Parks Crowe (1900 - 1975)
West Ridge Park Cemetery
Created by: Rick France
Record added: Sep 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 97871196
Optimist International Past Vice President|
Added: Sep. 27, 2012