Lloyd M. Crownover, 96 of Stratford, passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2019. The funeral service is scheduled for 10 oclock in the morning on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Stratford with Dr. Genoa Goad, former pastor of the church, officiating and Pastor Michael Rinne, pastor of the church, assisting. Interment will follow in Northlawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Morrison Funeral Directors. The family will receive friends from 6 oclock until 7 oclock in the evening on Tuesday at the funeral home in Dumas.
Lloyd was born on April 28, 1923 in Claude, TX to Mart and Minnie (Killebrew) Crownover. He grew up in Claude and graduated from Claude High School. Lloyd served his country honorably during WW II as a tail gunner on a B-29. After his service, Lloyd was united in marriage to Juanita Barrett on February 10, 1944 in Claude and the couple would eventually move to rural Sherman County in 1959 where they made their home farming and raised their children. Lloyd was very active in his community, serving as a longtime board member for Sherman County Farm Bureau and the BSA Developmental Board. He was also honored as Ol Timer of the Year in Stratford and received the Pioneer of the Year Award. Lloyd was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church in Stratford, serving as a Deacon, Sunday School Director and Vacation Bible School Director.
In addition to his wife, Juanita, he was preceded in death by his parents; son: Johnny; grandson: Adam; and brothers and sisters.
Lloyd is survived by his daughter: Evelyn Wilson and husband Tim of Amarillo; son: Donald Crownover and wife Nita of Dumas; sister: Martha Champeau of Amarillo; grandchildren: Justin Crownover and wife Stephanie, Jagee Melton and husband Larry Dan, David Wilson and wife Melissa, Kori Moore and husband Ben, Chassidy Wagnon and husband Ryan, Chelsea Defries and husband Trent, Brandi Beeson and husband Todd, Kylie Villarreal and husband Angel, and Rebecca Crownover Powell and husband Jason; 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
The family suggests memorials be made to your favorite local charity.