McCLURE -- Rev. Paul Crowe, 71, of McClure, died at 4:32 p.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital, Maumee.
He was born July 11, 1941, in South Irvine, Ky., to the late Christopher M. and Florence (Williams) Crowe. On April 16, 1961, he married Frances Louise Lowe, who survives in McClure.
Also surviving are his children, Pansy Collins of Newark, Donna Blair of Napoleon, Christopher (Lisa) Crowe of Defiance, Kathy (Hal) Cooper of Westerville, Paul (Mary M.) Crowe Jr. of Jacksontown, Vickie (Doug) Reese of Deshler, and Joseph (Linda) Crowe of Bellevue; 18 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; twin sister, Pauline Horn of Irvine, Ky.; and three brothers, Clark (Sylvia) Crowe of Dayton, Billy Dean (Elsie) Crowe of Cookville, Tenn., and Russell (Betty) Crowe of Brownsville, Texas.
He was preceded in death by two sons-in-law, James Edward Collins and Melvin Wayne McCullough; two brothers, Charles and Christopher Crowe; a sister, Mae (Jay) Brown; and a brother-in-law, Jr. Horn.
Rev. Paul was a minister for Wayne Trail Missionary Baptist Association, and retired from Campbell Soup Company in Napoleon and Schwan's. He was a member of Faith Missionary Baptist Church, Fort Jennings. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, bowling, spending time with his family, was a great salesman, and church was his passion.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, February 25, 2013, at Continental Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Denny Hunter and Rev. Robert Morrison officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Dupont. Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Leipsic, and one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Condolences may be expressed at www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com.