Billy is the son of the late William Jessie and Edna Maud Frazier Crowell. He was born December 2, 1928, in Right, Tenn., located in Hardin County.
He was preceeded in death by his beloved wife of over 60 years, Betty Jean Crowell. Together they found and demonstrated for others that love is patient, love is kind. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails, and now these three remain faith, hope, and love. But the greatest is love. I Corinthians 13:4-8.
Also preceeding him in death were an infant sister, Mary Lee Crowell and infant brother, John Robert Crowell.
He is survived by his sister, Dorothy Phillips; children, Jeannie (Mike) Haskins and Garland (Dana) Crowell; grandchildren, Micah and Shae Haskins; neice; Gail(Rev. Dwayne) Jolly and great neice, Pamela (Rick) Bard.
Mr. Crowell is a 1948 graduate of Paden, Miss.High School. He attended Paducah Community College for engineering classes. He retired after 35 years as a mechanical engineer associate with TVA’s Shawnee Steam Plant. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He served on the board of trustees at Gospel Assembly Church in Paducah until 1980. He was active in his local church, Christian Fellowship Church from 1980 through 2009. He and Betty moved to Nashville in 2009 where they attended Cornerstone Church and he remained active in the Keenagers.
A celebration of life service was held on Monday, April 1,in the Youth Auditorium at Cornerstone Church in Madison, Tenn., officiated by Pastor Ron Webb. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, April 2, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of the Collier Funeral Home in Benton, officiated by Rev. David Parish and Rev. Dwayne Jolly. Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. in the Woodlawn Memorial Garden Cemetery, Paducah.
Honorarium gifts may be mailed to World Missions and Evangelism Inc., P.O. 790, Benton, KY. 42025 or online at www.worldmissionsevangelism.com Go to www.collierfuneralhome.com to sign the guest book.