Ronald Lee Crowder, Sr.

Ronald Lee Crowder, Sr., of La Marque, Texas passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2022, in League City, Texas at the age of 74. He was born on July 20, 1948, in Galveston, Texas to James and Ann Crowder.

Ron was very active in many organizations throughout his life. Ron was a Licensed Funeral Director for over 50 years. A very proud 2nd generation owner/operator of James Crowder Funeral Homes, established by his parents James and Ann in 1959. He held positions as Secretary-Treasurer for James Crowder Funeral Home, and later would help perpetuate their family business by establishing locations in Dickinson, Webster, Pearland and League City. He was a member of the La Marque Knights of Columbus, President of the La Marque Jaycees, President of the La Marque Chamber of Commerce, served on the Clear Creek Education Foundation Board of Directors, member of the Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce, former Director of the YMCA, served on the GCA Board of Directors, President of La Marque Industrial Development Corp. Inc., Bay Area Economic Development, and Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce. Ron was also very active in politics, including, Mayor of La Marque from 1979-1983 and Galveston County Commissioner from 1985-1989.

Ronnie loved hunting and fishing. He enjoyed taking trips and traveling with his family. But most of all he loved his grandchildren and great grandchild very much. He will be greatly missed by all.

He is survived by his wife Carolyn of 54 years, daughter Amy Williams and husband Scott, sons Ronald Lee Crowder Jr. and wife Mandie, Matt Crowder and wife Tarah, father James Crowder Sr. and wife Betty, brothers John Crowder, James Crowder Jr. and wife LeeAnn, Walt Crowder and wife Margo. Grandchildren Morgan Finkelson and husband Dustin, Matilyn Crowder, Max Crowder, Luke Crowder, Hudson Crowder, and Grayson Howard, and great-grandson Morrison Finkelson.

The Family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at 10:00 am with a Mass to follow at 11:00 am at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 1224 Cedar Drive, La Marque, Texas 77568 with Msgr. James B Anderson presiding. Interment will take place at Galveston Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock, Texas.

In lieu of flowers you may send memorials to Arthritis Foundation, 1355 Peachtree St. NE Suite 600, Atlanta, GA 30309, or Queen of Peace Catholic Church 1224 Cedar Drive, La Marque, Texas 77568.



  1. Ronnie was always likeable. He was a good man. The Crowders and my family go way back. He called me Bubba after James put Crowder by my name on the flight manifest back in 1967. Our very sincere sympathy to Carolyn, the love of his life, and their children.our sympathy to his dad and brothers. God’s blessings on all.

    Dr. Keith & Diane Bellamy
  2. Please accept my most sincere condolences to the family of Ron Crowder. My thoughts and prayers are with Ron’s family in their time of grief. May God watch over them all and keep them in his graces. Ron will be missed by all of his friends and family.

    Edwin and Kathryn Witt
  3. My family expresses their deepest condolences to Ron’s family.
    We consider him and his family dear and old friends.
    He will surly be missed by many.
    May he rest in Peace.

    Pete W. Rygaard & Family
  4. Much love, thoughts, & prayers to the Crowder Family.

    Tim & Barbara Born
  5. My most sincerest condolences the the Crowder Family, may he rest in Peace.

  6. So sorry to hear this. Prayers for your family.

    Judy & Ken Gore
  7. Ron and all his family have been friends of my family most of my life. I always liked Ron and thought a lot of him. He was a fine man and will surely be missed! May he rest in peace.

    Bob and Judy Foster
  8. Ronnie was always good to me. He treated everyone with respect. I felt comfortable around him – we had conversations, he introduced me to his friends who visited him at his funeral home, he taught me how to be a professional directing funerals. I will miss you Ronnie. May God bring comfort to your family.

    David Hawkins
  9. Our prayers are with you and your family.
    Flo & Paul Adkins

    Flo Adkins
  10. My dear friend where do I begin. We’ve been friends since 1959 and I am proud to call you friend. You have influenced my life in so many way’s. I pray your suffering is over and you are in a better place now. The City of LaMarque is a better place to live because of you. Thank you for all the good times we have had . I will miss you everyday but there is a silver lining to look forward e and that’s when we will be reunited in heaven together. I love you my dear

    Gene and Kathy Smith
  11. Thoughts and prayers for the Crowder family during this time of loss. Ronnie will be greatly missed. I enjoyed working with Ronnie and the Crowders years ago. He was very genuine and always up for a good story/laugh. Rest in peace.

    Dustin Crumby
  12. Our sincere condolences and deepest sympathies to the Crowder Family and extended family members. The Crowders are dear to the hearts of so many of us and losing one of your own especially at this time of the year saddens us. May the Peace of Christmas be with you all. Keeping you in thought and prayer and asking God to comfort you at this difficult time.

    Kent and Sharon Chamberlain
  13. So sorry to hear this. I’m sending my condolences to all the Crowders.

    Frankie Richard
  14. To the Crowder Family, I’m so sorry to hear of Ronnie’s passing. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. May Peace be with you and God Bless.

    Linda (Lackey) Hurlbert

    linda hurlbert
  15. My deepest and sincerest condolences on the loss of this wonderful man. He will be missed by many. Prayers for his entire family.

    Gwen Jurca Medley and William Taylor.

    Gwen Medley
  16. It was great growing up together and having the friendship and many experiences we did. Distance separation after HS only slowed down the communication but never impacted the memories nor the friendship. I enjoyed continuing our talks later in life and wish we would have had that last cup of coffee we talked about. Rest in Peace old mate! My prayers and condolences go out to Carolyn and your family. You will be greatly missed.

    Mike Akin
  17. Our deepest condolences for your loss – our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family.

    Richard Davis and Gaylyn Wisko
  18. So sad that Ronnie is gone, however, now at
    a place where there is no pain and misery, just
    everlasting joy and happiness.
    He was a great man in every respect, tough, strong ,
    confident and caring.

    We will pray for all,
    James & Kathy Masten

    James & Kathy Masten
  19. We moved away from the area quite a few years ago, but remembering the Crowder family from years ago is a great memory. I met John and Ronny at Fatima in Texas City along with their mom and dad. They were great guys and we had some wonderful times playing football and getting to know each other. I’m sorry to read that Ronny is gone. He accomplished so much in his life to be proud of. I’m proud I knew him and his family. God bless you all.

    Mike Pevoto
  20. My deepest sympathies to the Crowder family Many memories of Ronnie, Carolyn and the kids are popping up and bringing a smile to my heart. Though Brandon and I no longer live in Texas, our hearts are still part of the Texas City/La Marque group of people who brought joy to our lives and Ronnie was one who always was a huge part of that group. May the family find peace and may the memories bring a smile to their hearts and souls. I know Ronnie and Ray are talking sports right now in heaven.

    Jan and Brandon Champagne
  21. The Good Deeds, and Good times experienced with Ronnie from about 1980 to the recent years would require more space. Most of all Ronnie Loved his Wife, Children, and Grandchildren.
    Fireworks, Fishing, Hunting, & Hard Work were all shared with family. We had an occasional drink, and a few philosophical conversations to be cherished.
    He was a mentor and friend.

    God bless “Honey” & family.

    F C “Trey” Schoellkopf
  22. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Crowder Family. We lost a great man and valued member of our community. Ronnie will be missed. May God’s Grace and Mercy welcome Ronnie into the Kingdom of Heaven. Deacon Russ & Di Carroll

    Deacon Russ Carroll
  23. *Condolences and prayers for Carolyn and the entire Crowder family. May you be comforted with Gods help and by beautiful memories of a life well lived! My love and prayers for you all.

    Kathy Bowman
  24. Ronnie Our thoughts & Prayers are with you and your family. We have been close friends ever since your move to La Marque. Your passing was way too soon, but what
    You were going thru was not what any of us want to experience. RIP my brother until we meet again up there! Just make sure the door is open. Barbara still has
    A note taped to the back door saying Call Ronnie to
    Remind us for dinner.
    Luv Ya Man!!!!

    Lynwood & Barbara Jones
  25. Carolyn,
    Mary Lee and I are so saddened to learn of Ronnie’s passing and we want you to know we have you and your entire family in our prayers. Ronnie never failed when we called upon him for help with our losses. He was always so kind, so supportive and so incredibly helpful…as was his true spirit. We know you will miss him dearly. We will miss him too; he was a quality man with a huge heart. God Bless you and your entire family during this time of significant loss.
    George & Mary Lee Dempsey

    George & Mary Lee Dempsey
  26. We are so sorry and saddened to hear about Ronnie. Prayers to the Crowder family.

    Gary Hartson and Sami Giamfortone Hartson

    Sami Giamfortone
  27. To: The Crowder Family
    We are greatly saddened to learn of Ron Lee Crowder Sr. passing on December 22nd.
    He was a special man in all aspects of being a good man. He will be missed by all who knew him and especially his family and friends.
    Jon Bumbaugh and employees of AMA Containers Humble-Kingwood

    Jon Bumbaugh
  28. Sending by deepest condolences & prayers to the Crowder Family ~ it’s been such a pleasure Serving on the La Marque Economic Development. This hurts 💔.

    Tracie Steans
  29. Please know that you’re in my thoughts and heart. To Carolyn, Lee, Matt and Amy my heartfelt sympathy. Healing prayers for all family members who loved and will miss Ronnie🌹. Eileen Townsend

    Eileen Townsend
  30. Our condolences to the Crowder family and friends. He will truly be missed by everyone that was blessed to know him.

    Tom & Bekki Claunch

    Bekki Claunch
  31. I have learned of Ron’s passing just recently. He was the person who provided me the information needed to start my career in the Funeral Profession. Over fifty years ago I had the privilege of working with Ron, his dad, and his brother James, Jr. He was a great man and he had a great sense of humor.

    Tom Knapp

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