John Crowder, the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Crowder, was born in Galveston, Texas on March 24, 1947. After moving to La Marque in 1959, John attended La Marque schools and graduated from La Marque High School in 1965. In 1965, John was granted a football scholarship to Texas Christian University where he earned a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in 1970.
After college, he joined the U.S. Army where he served until 1972 and became a special agent for the U.S. Treasury Department for ten years. In 1983, John graduated from The Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service as a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer.
John is a member of the Dickinson Rotary Club, the Dickinson Lions Club, and is involved in different projects around the community. He has two children, Ted Crowder and his wife Lindsay, and Ashley Parker and her husband Colt. He also has a grandson, Cord Crowder.