Robert Theodore Crowder, 76, of Crestview, Florida, passed away Thursday, May 6, 2021 in St. Augustine, Florida. Mr. Crowder was born on March 12, 1945 in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He moved here in 1960 from Montgomery, Alabama. Robert graduated from Crestview High School and joined the Army in 1964, Combat in Vietnam 1965-1966 then returned to Crestview in The National Guard. After 5 years in the National Guard went to work welding in Ingles Litton Shipyard, in 1966 started working at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center as a security guard. In 2002 went on medical disability due to several health issues. After time in a nursing home in Crestview, Bob was moved to Biloxi VA Nursing Home. After Katrina, Bob was moved to Jackson, MS. In 2005 was moved to Lake City VA Medical Center by family and later to Clyde Lassen VA Nursing Facility in St. Augustine, Florida.
Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Theodore Crowder and Helen Sullivan Crowder, brother, William David Crowder. Robert is survived by two sons, Robert Wayne Crowder, Andrew Jay Crowder, daughter, Carolyn Marie Crowder, two brothers, Donald Coleman (Dottie) Crowder, Joseph Thomas (Shela) Crowder, two sisters, Carol Bernice (Chuck) Stevens, Marjorie Crowder (Jeff) Blair, also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers contributions will go to Wounded Warriors.