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Robert "Bob" Samuel Crowell, 104, lifetime resident of Rockwall County, passed away on Nov. 26, 2017, with his family at his side.
Bob was born July 29, 1913, in Fate, to Robert Lee and Mattie (Dowell) Crowell.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Crowell, parents, and his siblings, Porter, Herman, Beno, Buddy, Buck and Billy Joe Crowell, Bonnie Gentry, Opal and Nell Crowell and Christine Davison.
Bob was born in a time where things were simpler and his steadfast personality and physical strength were a reflection of the foundational beliefs that he held dear, family and hard work. He was never afraid to give any activity or endeavor his all and Bob's reputation for completing tasks given to him was a hallmark of his unwavering character.
He was a member of the Union Valley Church of Christ as well as a member of the Royse City Masonic Lodge No. 663. He loved to work the land and he was a witness to how far the Rockwall County area grew and changed. He set the bar high for all who knew him to see how to care for family, people and the land that he felt had been trusted to him by the Lord. Bob's devotion to his family and his farm will be the priceless and enduring heritage that his family will carry forward into future generations.
He leaves to cherish his legacy his son, Bobby Crowell and wife, Marti, of Royse City; grandchildren, Robert John Crowell and wife, Polly, Scott Crowell and wife, Teresa, and Matt Crowell; great-grandchildren, Lesli, David, Cortney, Ken, Cooper, Jill, Rowdy, Roxie, Mackenzie and Sam; great-great-grandchildren, Kamden, Macyn, Kinsley, Kadence, Caroline and Maverick; sister, Leona Mae Strain; close and treasured family friends, Ross, Cherisa, Lily, Luke and Layla; and several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
A celebration of Bob's life will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 30, at Big Sky Event Hall "Former Fish Camp" located at 7508 Co Rd 2584, Royse City.
His family invites everyone to share their favorite memory, story and picture and the impact that Bob had on every life he touched at www.maxslaytonfunerals.com.
Published on November 28, 2017
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