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Thurman Douglas Crowe

May 21, 1927 ~ November 12, 2021 (age 94)

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CROWE, Thurman Douglas, 94, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, formerly of Richmond, Virginia, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, November 12, 2021. Thurman was born to Willard A. and Josephine H. Crowe on May 21, 1927. He was preceded in death by his brothers, W. A. “Chuck” Crowe Jr. and Evan H. Crowe; his sisters, Clara C. Thompson, Elizabeth “Beckie” C. Kemp, and Ruby C. Blake. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Dorothy “Dot” J. Crowe; his sister Royce C. Beasley; his children Thurman Douglas (Doug) Crowe Jr. (Carol) and Mary Beth C. Streeter (Ray); his grandchildren Lori M. Sharp (Jeremy), Leslie M. Rafter (Patrick), Todd D. Crowe (Lauren),  Gregory S. Streeter (Michelle), Victoria S. Houston (Troy), and Nathaniel E. Streeter. In addition, he is survived by 8 great-grandchildren, and a host of nephews, nieces, and cousins. Thurman, also known to some as Square, graduated from John Marshall High School in Richmond, Virginia in 1944. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service and at a service station with his brother Chuck. He served honorably in World War II for the U.S. Navy until 1946. He retired from Armour Foods with 45 years of commitment. He also worked for a brief period of time with Stewart Sandwiches. He took a few years off after retirement and began working again in 1999 for the Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office until the age of 90 (2018). Thurman had many hobbies such as landscaping his lawn, fishing, going to the beach, traveling with friends and relatives, woodworking (staining), spending time with family, and speaking of his beloved cities, Richmond, and Virginia Beach. He never met a stranger and could strike up a conversation with anyone he met. He was extremely proud of his family, faith, city, state, and country. The family will receive friends Tuesday, November 30, 2021, from 6 to 8 PM at Monaghan Funeral Home at 7300 Creighton Parkway, Mechanicsville, Virginia 23111. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 11:30 AM at Fairmount Christian Church, 6502 Creighton Road, Mechanicsville, Virginia 23111. Graveside service will follow at 1 PM at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 4000 Pilots Lane, Richmond, Virginia 23222. Thank you to his friends and caregivers at The Waterford at Virginia Beach, Sentara Princess Anne Hospital, Encompass and Genesis Home Health, Suncrest Hospice, and Monaghan Funeral Home. Each provided much love, help, guidance, care, empathy, and compassion.  While flowers are welcome, memorial contributions can be made to the Virginia Beach Sheriff Community Fund, P. O. Box 6098, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456, or Plaza Volunteer Rescue Squad, at www.helpplaza.org or 3610 S. Plaza Trail, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452. In addition, memorial contributions can be made to Fairmount Christian Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 788, Mechanicsville, Virginia 23111, or your favorite charity in his memory. Online condolences can be received at www.monaghanfunerals.com. 

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November 30, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Monaghan Funeral Home
7300 Creighton Parkway
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

Funeral Service
December 1, 2021

11:30 AM
Fairmount Christian Church (Creighton Rd, Mechanicsville, VA, Hanover Memorial Park)

Interment following funeral service
December 1, 2021

Forest Lawn Cemetery
4000 Pilots Lane
Richmond, Virginia 23222

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