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Charles Ray Crowder

11/01/1935 - 10/07/2019

Obituary for Charles Ray Crowder

Charles Ray Crowder, 83, went to be with his Lord on October 7, 2019. Charles was born in Darnell, LA on November 1, 1935. He graduated from Pioneer High School in 1954 and later graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He served in the U.S. Airforce for 3 years as a meteorologist. Upon discharge, Charles pursued his career as a chemical engineer and project manager at Olin Mathieson, Ormet Corporation, Uniroyal Chemical, and Jacobs Engineering. While at Uniroyal, he served as project manager for the construction of a manufacturing plant in Rio Claro, Brazil. Along with his wife, Florence, Charles owned and operated Crowder Greenhouses in Denham Springs. Following retirement, Charles worked as a chemical engineering consultant in South Korea and later opened Crowder Antiques in Denham Springs. He served as a council member for the City of Denham Springs and was also a member of several civic organizations. He was a longtime Deacon and Sunday School teacher at First Baptist Church of Denham Springs. Charles is survived by his wife of 61 years, Florence Scivicque Crowder; children, Jimmy Crowder and Angela Crowder; grandchildren, Beth Ann Hosse and husband Trebor, Landon Crowder, and Rachel Crowder; great-grandchild, Olivia Hosse; brother, Calie Crowder and wife Jean; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his son, John Michael Crowder, his mother, Alma Pipkins, his step-father, Charles Pipkins, his sister, Dorothy Creppel, and his daughter-in-law, Debbie Hood Crowder. Visitation will be at First Baptist Church on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 5 pm until 8 pm, and will resume on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at 9 am until time of service at 11 am. Interment will follow at Denham Springs Memorial Cemetery.

Services

9
Oct

Visitation

05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Denham Springs
27735 LA Highway 16
Denham Springs, LA 70726
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10
Oct

Visitation

09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
First Baptist Church of Denham Springs
27735 LA Highway 16
Denham Springs, LA 70726
Get directions »
10
Oct

Funeral Service

11:00 AM
First Baptist Church of Denham Springs
27735 LA Highway 16
Denham Springs, LA 70726
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Your family is very special to us. We want to extend our prayers and love to you all and hope God grants you peace in this time of sorrow. Mr. Charles will be sadly missed. Our family-D.C. and Barbara Ballard, Brenda and Jimmy Edwards, Brian and Mary Ballard, Robert and Mary Ballard, and Mike Ballard.
- Brenda Edwards
It is with a saddened heart that I have to say goodbye to one of my dearest classmates from Pioneer High School class of 1954. Charles was one of my closest and dearest friends. We remained friends for all of these years and were fortunate to have many opportunities to visit at our class reunions. I will always cherish those times and I will miss his kindness and loving spirit. May God bless him and his family during this time of sorrow. Rest in peace my dear friend, you will surely be missed by many.
- Dorothy Sims
With the most friendly and affectionate thoughts of Catherine JOLY and her family. May Charles rest in peace.
- Catherine JOLY
My prayers are with the family at this time. May Jesus comfort you.
- Jean Miley

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