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David Allan Crowe

October 27, 1952 — August 17, 2022


David Allan Crowe

David Allan Crowe, 69 of Jefferson, NC, entered into eternal rest on August 17th, 2022.

Survived by his wife, Wendy Crowe; father James Crowe; children Vanessa Coronado, Erin Crowe, and Trevor Crowe; grandchildren Layne Coronado, Levi Crowe, Brooke Coronado, Cavan Crowe, and Charlotte Crowe; siblings Michael Crowe, Deborah Crowe, and Becky Harrison. Preceded in death by his mother, Martha Crowe and his sister, Candy Weihs.

David was born on October 27, 1952 in Seattle, Washington. His three children often referred to him as “the most interesting man in the world”.
After completing a geoscience degree at Oral Roberts University in 1974, David became a geophysicist in the oil and gas industry, which allowed him to travel the world and rise to the executive level with Amoco Oil & Gas. He first became president of Amoco Austria then Mexico. This is how he became fluent in both German and Spanish and through hard work and determination, he achieved an MBA from Rice University.

In 1994 David would meet Wendy Jones while they were both working an oil and gas trade show in Vera Cruz, Mexico.  They were reunited in 1996 in Villahermosa, Mexico and were married in September of 1997 in Peacham, Vermont.  They honeymooned in Switzerland, which quickly became their favorite shared travel destination.

In 1999, during the “dot com boom” in Silicon Valley, they bought a small high end graphics workstation company. After 3 years, he and his wife decided to come back to Texas and settle down in a small town called Chappell Hill, TX. During his life there, he taught upper level science, math and Spanish in a private Christian school and enjoyed announcing the local football games.  He also dabbled in various oil, gas and construction ventures.

In 2007, David made a surprising turn in his career when he decided to attend medical school in pursuit of a lifelong dream of becoming a “family doctor”.  He began his studies at Texas A&M University and completed the remainder of his medical school in an abroad program in Antigua.  He completed his residency in Youngstown, Ohio and was set up as the physician in a family practice clinic.  He particularly enjoyed his experiences with minor surgery and LASIK.

After a few years, he and his wife packed up once again and headed to Jefferson, NC.  He was employed by Wake Forest Baptist Health and his booming practice was located in West Wilkesboro.  He was well loved by his patients and his staff.
David loved to run competitively; he ran numerous half and full marathons until his final race in 2020. His oldest daughter Vanessa often accompanied him in these races.
An avid fan of the finer arts, David enjoyed everything from symphonies and ballets to cultural festivals and art museums. He was fluent in many instruments, including guitar, accordion, violin, and best of all - the piano. He passed on these gifts to his daughter Erin.
In both high school and college, David played chess competitively. His strategy, calculation, and incredible intelligence certainly aided in his success in his business ventures. He passed on these gifts to his son Trevor.
Fun hobbies to add to the infinite list included helicopter-flying, scuba diving, snorkeling, skiing, driving sports cars, golf, tennis, and building farm structures with his wife Wendy.

His final endeavor was the construction of a small little chapel where he and his wife Wendy were going to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary and renew their vows.  Working side by side, sadly the little chapel was never finished.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to finish the chapel in honor of David- a celebration of a life well lived serving God and His children.

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” —Abraham Lincoln

Ecclesiastes 3:22, NLT So I saw that there is nothing better for people than to be happy in their work. That is why we are here! No one will bring us back from death to enjoy life after we die.

Memorial Services will be held at a later date.

Badger Funeral Home of West Jefferson, North Carolina has been entrusted with Mr. Crowe's arrangements.

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