Henry Murrel “Curley” Crowson, a longtime resident of Boyd, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012, Veterans Day, at the age of 81.
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Memorials may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association or the charity of your choice.
Curley was born Aug. 17, 1931, in Birthright and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War.
He was a retired barber and carpenter. As a younger man, his passion was country music, playing on stage at a backyard barbecue or fish fry. He loved and lived life on his own terms, never met a stranger and in spite of his handicaps, never lost his faith or spirit for life.
Curley made lasting friendships during his years as a member of the Fort Worth Anglers Club and passed on his love of the lake and fishing to his children and grandchildren.
In later life, he and his wife, Noble, embraced the simple life of organic gardening, especially growing tomatoes and sharing the bounty with friends. And you would not find a more avid baseball and Texas Ranger fan.
Curley was preceded in death by his wife, Noble, sister Ruby and brothers Alvis, Thurman, Clifford, Wilson, Sam, Alfred, Herschel, Richard and John.
He is survived by his sons, Rodney Crowson, Marty Crowson, Casey Crowson; daughter Beki Huckabee, stepdaughters Linda Cole and Didra Lee; grandchildren Shelby Crowson, Adam Huckabee, Jason Huckabee and Micah Huckabee; great-grandson Aiden Huckabee; brothers Billy Crowson and wife, Nell, Joe Crowson and wife, Jeanette; sisters Edna and husband, Charles Arnold, and JoNell Willis; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
He also left behind many wonderful friends within his community. His family expressed their appreciation for all the love and support shown him.