John "Jake"'s Story
John William "Jake" Crowell, age 84, passed away on Monday, August 14, 2017, in San Marcos, Texas.
He is survived by his wife, Millie; son, John W. Crowell Jr.; stepson, Scott P. Henderson; grandsons, John W. Crowell III, Jace Hidalgo, and Taylor Hidalgo; two great-grandchildren; and son-in-law, Emilio Hidalgo. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cami Sue Hidalgo; parents, Henry and Mary Crowell; brother, Larry; and sister, Linda.
Jake was born in Joplin, and was a graduate of Joplin High School, class of 1951. He participated in football and track, but since there was no baseball team at JHS until 1952, he played in the American Legion League. An avid sports fan, baseball was his passion. He played shortstop on the 1952 Championship Oswego, Kan. team of the Ban Johnson League. He was proud to serve his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force.
Bro. Jake was a minister for 50+ years, serving in youth, music and education work and as a pastor in churches in southwest Louisiana and in Texas. After retiring from the active ministry, in 2007, he continued to serve in his local church teaching and working in the Senior Adult Ministry.
Published on August 27, 2017