Cover photo for David Coleman Crow's Obituary
1936 David 2023

David Coleman Crow

September 22, 1936 — September 30, 2023

David Crow, 87, died on September 30, 2023, in Austin, Texas, after various battles with cancer over the years and recently living with dementia. He was born September 22, 1936, in Phenix City, Alabama, to Leslie and Virginia (Dotson) Crow.


David grew up in Carrollton, Georgia, where he sang in the Glee Club and played football at Carrollton High School before graduating in 1954. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Management at Georgia Technical University in Atlanta in 1960.


David started working at age 13 driving a truck for his father’s construction crew. He worked throughout his college years, then moved to Jackson, Mississippi, where he ran a factory producing and selling sausage with his father. He met and married his sweetheart, Annette Thompson, on June 29, 1963. They moved to Greer, South Carolina, in 1965 to raise their two children, Kim and Michael. David worked as a construction manager for many years in Greenville, South Carolina; Houston, Texas; Odessa, Texas; Jefferson City, Tennessee, and Killeen Texas. 


David and Annette shared a love of music and dancing as members of the Greenville Come Lately square dance club in South Carolina and a ballroom dance club in Houston, Texas. David was an avid collector of 50s and 60s rock and roll, old blues and classic country music which he played on the latest hi-fidelity stereo system and learned to play some songs on guitar. He wired almost every room of their home and the backyard for sound. In South Carolina, he built his own workshop, butcher shop and half barn, raised a few cattle and was an avid vegetable gardener with his wife. 


He loved fishing with his family all over Lake Hartwell in South Carolina, and on the bank of the Leon river in Belton, Texas, and even raised his own worms. He and Annette enjoyed visits from their grandchildren, library trips, garage and estate sale shopping in the Belton and Temple area and community speakers at the Golden Age Club. He was gregarious often talking with people he met around town sharing a story and a smile. 


David was predeceased by his parents and his beloved wife, Annette. He is survived by his two children, daughter Kim Gregg and husband Andrew (Austin, TX) and son Michael Crow (Dallas, TX); four grandchildren, Tatum, Taylor, Harrison and Mackenzie Crow; two sisters, Carol Kitchen and Diane Lancaster Bowman (Carrollton, GA) as well as many nieces and nephews.


The family will gather privately to celebrate David’s life.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association of America, linked below.


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