American Veteran 04

David Crowther

October 12, 1946 ~ September 17, 2022 (age 75) 75 Years Old


David Crowther, formerly of Pleasantville, PA was born October 12, 1946 went to be with Jesus September 17, 2022. He died peacefully at his beloved home in Laurel Hill, Florida with good friend, neighbor and caregiver Todd Tucker by his side. He was born to Richard Paul Crowther and Frances V. Spangler Crowther and was an only child until age 11 when he welcomed a sister, Amy and two years later a brother, Joe. As a child Dave loved scouting, animals, baseball and always cars! He tore up the basketball court in high school, was a heart breaker with the girls—being homecoming king in 1964, was an all star baseball player sought by the Philadelphia Phillies until he was drafted into the Navy. Served in Vietnam and Thailand as a jet mechanic and helicopter flight recorder. While stationed in San Diego, Ca he was the victim of a terrible auto accident which nearly claimed his life but through prayer and God’s mercy he was returned to his loving family. He was a proud, loving and supportive father to Leslie Richard Crowther and Teresa Sue Crowther. Dave chose to live in Florida, he hated snow. He married Barbara Gates of Milton, Florida in 2002 and was a loving and caring husband until her death in 2015. Dave loved God, was a friend to all, had a huge and generous heart, always willing to help in any way he could. He loved cars especially Chevys and owned several classics in his lifetime. He was a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church of Laurel Hill. He enjoyed wood working, feeding the birds, mowing his lawn and westerns. He will be deeply and sadly missed by his family and all who knew him.

Service will be Thursday, September 22 at 10:00am at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Laurel Hill and he will be buried next to Barbara in the church cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Ebenezer Baptist Church, 3186 New Ebenezer Road Laurel Hill, Florida 32567.

Dave is survived by his brother, Joe Crowther and wife Tammy; sister, Amy McCowien; and several nieces and nephews.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents, a nephew, Joseph M. Crowther; and two great nieces, Amy Rose and Angel Rose Crowther.

James 4:14

“You do not know what will happen tomorrow, for what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.”

Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview. Guest book and condolences are available online at



Graveside Service
September 22, 2022

10:00 AM
Ebenezer Baptist Church
Laurel Hill
Laurel Hill, FL 32567


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