Robert Paul Crow

Published 7:55 am Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Robert Paul (Bob) Crow, 86, of Columbus died Dec. 17, 2011 at the Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills in Landrum after a courageous three-year battle with cancer.
Born in Minneapolis, Minn., he was the son of William P. and Rosa M. Crow. He joined the navy in 1943 and served as a deck officer on the U.S.S. Thomas Jefferson. He attended Millsaps College, Kansas State University and the University of Oklahoma. He spent 35 years with Pan American World Airways, stationed in San Francisco; Portland, Ore.; the Fiji Islands; Bangkok, Thailand; Philadelphia and Chicago.
He served as president of Tryon Country Club, was an active member of the board of Morgan Chapel Village and volunteered at FENCE. A kind and humorous man, Bob had an avid interest in golf, bridge, traveling and watching the Carolina Panthers.
He exemplified Reverend Robert Schuller’s motto that “tough times never last, but tough people do.”
Bob is survived by Helen Luiten Crow, his wife of 62 years, and their three sons, Paul of Sinking Spring, Penn.; Peter (Lisa), of Ketchum, Idaho; and Stephen of Alexandria, Va. Also surviving are grandchildren Jennifer Crow Pomante (Jason) of Glen Mills, Penn., George and Geoffrey Crow of Sinking Spring, Penn., and Rachel Sanker of Ketchum, Idaho.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 in the McFarland Funeral Chapel in Tryon, with Dr. Robert Barrows officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, at 130 Forest Glen Dr. Columbus, N.C. 28722.
An online guest register is available at
McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.