Jack Crowell Obituary, Death – At the age of 89, Jackie Gene “Jack” Crowell, who resided in Otterville, passed away at his residence on March 21, 2022. He went to sleep without any trouble and awoke to find himself at his heavenly reunion, just as he had always claimed he hoped to do. He was the son of the late George Crowell and Lucille (Doughty) Crowell, and he was born on October 25, 1932 in Cobden, Illinois. He wed the woman who would become the love of his life, Barbara Ann Roark, on December 31st, 1957 in Sedalia. Barbara Ann Roark would pass away on July 24th, 2021.
Jack was an airman in the United States Air Force for a total of 26 years. He served his country during both the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He served as a sniper and administrator of the Minuteman missile sites located in North Dakota and Missouri. Additionally, he was stationed in England and South Dakota as an aviation mechanic. When he finally left the military in 1978, he had reached the rank of Master Sergeant. After that, he found employment at Kelsey-Hayes in Sedalia, where he remained until his second retirement, in the year 1990.
Following retirement, Barbara and Jack made the decision to travel throughout the United States in an RV that they had purchased. They had been together for 65 years, and they had been married for 63 years. She was the one true love of his life, and he was the one true love of hers. Their journey does not end here as they have found each other again in heaven. We have no doubt that they are in the process of arranging their excursions to jointly explore every inch of it.
Jack was a regular attendee at the Baptist Church in Otterville. Since 1973, he had been a proud participant in the activities of the Sedalia Rod and Gun Club. Over the course of thirty years, Jack spent practically every weekday at the Ottville Senior Center shooting pool with his buddies. He was known for devoting endless hours over the course of his life to the upkeep of his homes, yards, and flower gardens, pulling every weed into a bucket with a capacity of five gallons.
He was a fantastic storyteller who made sure to include each and every insignificant detail while also embellishing the tale as much as he could. He was a patient and kind parent who gave his full attention to his family at all times. They expressed their gratitude to him in abundance for everything he done to look after them. Everyone who knew him described him as “one of a kind,” and it was unanimously agreed upon.
The following people are listed as survivors: a daughter, Angie Stuart (and her husband Johnnie, Jr.); a grandson, Johnnie Stuart, III; two great-granddaughters, Natalie and Nyla Stuart; a brother, Gerald Crowell (and his wife Jeanette); a sister-in-law, Suzi Larmeir; a brother-in-law, Mike Heineman (and his wife Renee); several nieces and nephews, including Edric.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by a son named Randy Crowell, a daughter named Mary McDaniel Ivey, and two brothers-in-law named Leroy Roark and Frank Larmeir. His wife and parents passed away before him.