Born: May 16, 1949 - Deceased: June 20, 2021
Samuel R. Crowder, 72, of Belleville, IL, born Monday, May 16, 1949, in Peoria, IL, passed away Sunday, June 20, 2021 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.
Samuel retired from the United States Air Force as an Inspector General serving for 24 years and during the Gulf War. He was a member of the Ill Wheelz Car Club, loved to fish, cook his Famous Ribs, take Amazing pictures, and spend nights sitting on his deck laughing with his love and friend Gloria.
He was preceded in death by his:
- Parents: Willie and Jonnie Mae, nee Brown, Crowder
- Brother: Willie “Sonny” Crowder
Surviving are his:
- Wife: Gloria A., nee Green, Crowder of Belleville, IL
- Angie (Torrence) Stewart-Brown of Swansea, IL
- Christopher Crowder of Indianapolis, IN
- Ima (Kassie) Crowder of Bethalto, IL
- Marla (Sean) Arrington of Maryland
- Monica Singleton of Peoria, IL
- Brother: Stevon Crowder of TX
- Barbara Jean Marks of Peoria, IL
- Josephine Kyle of Peoria, IL
- Joyce (J.D.) Hardin of Peoria, IL
- Grace Crowder of Peoria, IL
- Torrence, Jr.
- With so many Dear nieces, nephews, cousins, and a military family along with a beloved community.
Visitation: Visitation from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 pm, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Pastor Kevin James from Macedonia Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO with military honors.
Live streaming can be viewed at time of service at www.facebook.com/KurrusFH