Gilbert Crowe, 67, of the Big Y community of Cherokee, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 26, 2005, in Duke Medical Center.
A native of Cherokee, he was the son of the late Albert and Regina Welch Crowe.
He was co-owner of Crowe`s Barber Shop for 43 years along with his brother, Gene Crowe, where people not only got the best hair cuts, but men could gather and hear all the news. He was also a distinguished wood carver. His first love was the Lord and church, wife, children and grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Gene Crowe and Desmond Crowe.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Nell Beck Crowe, children, Shawn Crowe and wife, Sebrina, of Marion, Little Gil Crowe Jr. of Cherokee, Robin Swayney of Cherokee, Susie Wolfe and husband David, of Cherokee, and Ashley Crowe of the home, and four grandchildren, Jennifer Wolfe, Jeremy Wolfe, Sweet Pea Wolfe and Bessie Swayney.
The funeral service was held Friday at Antioch Baptist Church, of which he was the last deacon and Sunday school teachter.
The Rev. Denny Crowe and Danny Little will officiate.
Burial will be in Crowe Family Cemetery.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Albert Crowe, born 28. June 1906, died 23. Aug. 1993
Regina Welch Crowe, born 5. July 1913, died 12. Feb. 1997
Gene Crowe, born 29. Apr. 1934, died 19. Aug. 2002
Nell Beck Crowe
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