Bobby Gray Crowder

August 7, 1948 - May 1, 2023

08/07/1948 - 05/01/2023

Past Services

Thursday May 11, 2023
2:00 pm
Calvin Presbyterian Church
2901 E Little Creek Rd,
Norfolk, VA 23518
(757) 587-1591 | Directions

Bobby G. Crowder, 74, went to be with the Lord on the morning of Monday, May 1, 2023. He was born to the late Samuel Gray Crowder and Vivian Bolton Crowder on August 7, 1948 in Henderson, North Carolina.
Bobby served with the Norfolk Police Department from January 4, 1971 until he retired as Captain on December 1, 2006. He then joined the Norfolk Sheriff’s Department from February 8, 2007 until he retired as Lieutenant on May 1, 2015.
Bobby met the love of his life, Rebecca Godfrey in 1965. The two wed in 1969 and had two sons.
In addition to his parents, Bobby was preceded in death by his brother, Richard Crowder.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife Rebecca; sons, Neal G. Crowder and Ryan M. Crowder and his wife Gabrielle; grandchildren, Phoebe, Calvin and Hailey and his sister, Linda Lareau.
A celebration of Bobby’s life will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. in Calvin Presbyterian Church, 2901 E. Little Creek Rd. in Norfolk. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either the Southeastern Chapter of the Alzheimer Association by CLICKING HERE or the Virginia Chapter of the American Cancer Society in Bobby’s name by CLICKING HERE.. Condolences may be left for the family below.

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John & LeAnn McPhatter
1 year ago

Dear Becky and Family – We are so sorry for your loss. We both have very fond memories of working with Bobby. He was a great supervisor and very supportive of those working with him and we are very thankful for all those years of dedicated service. We thoroughly enjoyed cruising together with the two of you. He will be missed. We grieve with you WITH HOPE and praise God that he is now in the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers as you walk through this part of the journey the Lord has given.

Shelly Pollock
1 year ago

Linda and family. I’m so very sorry for your loss! You are in my thoughts!!!

JoAnne York
1 year ago

To Becky and Family – So sorry for your loss. Just saw you all a few months ago when the old gang was together and now we have lost another one. Bobby was one of the good guys and he will be missed! All our Love!! The Collins girls (JoAnne, Beverly, Janice and Patti)

Suzi bowen pearce
1 year ago

Linda, my childhood friend, I am so sorry to hear about Bobby.

Becky Griffith
1 year ago

Becky: So sorry to hear about Bobby. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ?

Jim Wofford
1 year ago

To the family of Mr. Bobby G. Crowder, you have our sincere condolences for your loss. May the loving memories of Mr. Crowder keep the entire family strong during this time of sorrow.

The MacArthur Center Team

Wayne McBride
1 year ago

Photo from 1971 provided by the Norfolk Police Museum. Our deepest respect for your decades of exemplary service.

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Jerry Carr
1 year ago

Sorry to hear about SGT Crowder. Bobby was a good person and was great supervisor to work under. He was one of few that I knew, from the beginning, that stood his ground well against all opposition and treated those around him fairly. He set an example as a leader and I do not know of anyone questioning his decisions on the street. May he rest in peace. My condolences to the family and friends of Bobby.

Kathy Carawan
1 year ago

Becky and Family,
Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. Bobby was such a wonderful man and so kind to my parents. I know that Dad had the utmost respect for Bobby both as a friend and as a fellow police officer.
I will keep you, and your family, in my prayers.
Love, Kathy

John and Diane Cooper
1 year ago

Becky and family,
We are thinking of you and praying you will find moments of peace and comfort as you hold dear the memories of your life with Bobby. He will be missed by so many of us.
We love you Becky and our prayers will continue for you and the family.
John and Diane Cooper