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Donald Lee Crowder, 70, of Honolulu, Hawaii, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at his home following an extended illness. He was born Oct. 6, 1945, in Danville, Ill., the son of the late Everett Lee and June Elizabeth (Sherman) Crowder.
Don was a resident of Covington and a 1964 graduate of Covington High School. He moved to Honolulu in 2012. He was a mechanic all of his life, having worked for Bilsland Implement Company several years, Fountain County Highway and then had his own garage. Don was founder of Crowder's Huli Huli Roast Pork. He was superintendent of Covington City Park for eight years retiring in 2007. He was a Vietnam Navy veteran, a member of VFW Post No. 2395, and Fountain Lodge No. 60 F. & A. M.
Don married Camilla Baquering on May 13, 1967, in Honolulu, and she survives. Also surviving are two sons, Donald "Donny" (Robin Clark) Crowder and Charles (Robyn) Crowder; a sister, Sandra Kay "Sandy" Crowder; four grandchildren, Noa, Micah, Lilly, Blayden; and his mother, Sally Crowder, all of Honolulu.
The family will receive friends 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, at Shelby Funeral Home with Masonic services at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Memorial services 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, at Shelby Funeral Home with Pastor Robert Fairchild officiating. Inurnment in Coal Creek Cemetery with military honors by the Veedersburg American Legion Post No. 288. Condolences to the family: www.shelbyfuneralhome.com.
Published on August 23, 2016
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