Noland Crowe, 51, of the Yellowhill community of Cherokee, N.C., and most recently of Manning, S.C., passed away unexpectedly at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, S.C., after an extended illness.
He was the son of surviving mother, Gaynell Crowe.
Noland was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Desert Storm. He was a corrections officer, serving in that capacity with the Federal Bureau of Prisons and retiring from that post after 21 years.
Noland was a famed high school wrestling athletic star, who will be remembered for his state championship titles. He was a family man and leaves behind his wife of 21 years, Kema Owens Crowe.
Noland also leaves behind a son, Devin Ryan Crowe of Sylva, N.C.; sister, Veronica Lossiah; and one grandchild, Liddie Mae Crowe. He also leaves behind many other family members and friends. He will be missed greatly by those who knew him best.
He was preceded in death by his father, Noah S. Lossiah; and his daughter, Kelcy Crowe.
A drive-in style visitation and funeral service was set up at the Cherokee Fairgrounds on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a formal funeral starting at 1 p.m. and officiated by Pastor Scott Chekeleelee of Yellowhill Baptist Church.
An immediate burial followed in the Unto These Hills Drama Cemetery with the pallbearers being P-Nut Crowe, Bo Crowe, Denny Ensley, Dick Crowe, B. Ensley and Chris Jones.
Long House Funeral Home assisted the family in the final arrangements.