Mr. Gary Reese Crowder, age 65, of Portland, TN, passed away on Friday, January 7, 2022 at his residence.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM and on Thursday, January 13, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Gilbert Funeral Home, Portland, TN. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 13 at 1:00 PM at Gilbert Funeral Home with burial to follow in Rock Bridge Cemetery in Sumner County, TN.
Gary was born on November 12, 1956 in Gallatin, TN to the late Leonard “Ben” Reese Crowder and Lena Mae (Baskerville) Crowder, whom survives. He is also preceded in death by a brother, Doug Crowder and a sister, Pamela Cook Crowder.
He is survived by his companion, Patricia Elliott of Portland, TN; former wife, Lisa Crowder of Westmoreland, TN; a son, Brian Crowder (Heather) of Bethpage, TN; 3 step-daughters, Amanda Carthen (Clarence) of Dyersburg, TN, Heather Barrett (Jonathan) of Springfield, TN and Elizabeth Burgess (Jeremy) of Lewisburg, TN; 3 grandchildren, Emmaleigh Crowder, Tanner Crowder and Sarah Grace Crowder; several step-grandchildren; 1 brother, Timmy Crowder (Stacy) of Portland, TN; and 1 sister, Kathy Crowder of Portland, TN.
Gary was a retired brake press operator at United Structures of America after being employed for 33+ years. After retirement, you could always find Gary watching old tv shows & movies, sitting in the yard sipping sweet tea while reading, jamming out to classic rock, or constantly doing some sort of yard work.
He was a man’s man and set in his ways. Always smiling, humming a tune, or singing a song.
He was a very simple man that loved his family more than anything. He was the guy that would truly give the shirt off of his back to help someone in need.
He was a Great Companion, Father, Grandfather, Son, Brother, Uncle and a Friend.
He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
Online condolences can now be made at www.gilbertfuneral.com