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Johnny Wayne Crowe

May 23, 1948 ~ December 11, 2021 (age 73)


Watson-North Funeral Home is honored to be of service and ministry to the family of Johnny W. “Chief” Crowe, age 73 of Estill Springs, TN.  He was born in Franklin County, and was a Native Cherokee Indian.  Mr. Crowe worked for Aerospace Testing Alliance until his retirement however, those who knew him, knew he never truly retired. He enjoyed working. He was a gifted stone mason, carpenter, and “Jack of all Trades”. Mr. Crowe was also a very talented and gifted singer. One could hear him humming and singing tunes throughout his day. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother who loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed fishing and church fellowship. Mr. Crowe was an active member of Elk River Baptist Church. He leaves to cherish his memories and mourn his passing, his spouse of 21 years, Cynthia Crowe; daughters, Roxann (Todd) Williams of Estill Springs, Tiffany (Harold) Keller of Rogersville, TN, Courtney (Jason) Garner of Tullahoma; son, Jay (Marianne) Webster of McMinnville, TN; step daughter, Shirley Mann of Dundee, Florida; brother Robert Crowe of Estill Springs; 5 grandchildren;7 great grandchildren; sisters in law, Cheryl (Joe) Harris, Theresa (Charles) Samery; brother in law, William (Rachel) Grundahl, John (Janice) Grundahl. He is preceded in death by his parents, Steve and Jennie-Mae Crowe; sister, Nina Leath; grandson, Jay Alan Webster, Jr. the family will receive friends on Wednesday December 15, 2021 between the hours of 5-8:00 p.m. The funeral ceremony will be held on Thursday December 16, 2021 at 2:00. Interment will follow in Watson-North Memorial Park with Native American Committal Rites. Pallbearers will be served by Jay Webster, Todd Williams, Jason Garner, Daylan Steele, Donovan Keller, Brylen Williams, Gunner Green. Honorary pallbearers will be served by his brothers in Christ from the Elk River Baptist Church. Online condolences may be shared at

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December 15, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Watson-North Funeral Home
405 Sharp Springs Road
Winchester, TN 37398

Funeral Service
December 16, 2021

2:00 AM
Watson-North Funeral Home
405 Sharp Springs Road
Winchester, TN 37398

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