Services scheduled for Rome man, an avid bass fisherman, injured in freak boating accident on Weiss Lake.

Services scheduled for Rome man, an avid bass fisherman, injured in freak boating accident on Weiss Lake.

Wendell Dean Crowe Jr., age 66, of Rome, passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at a local hospital.

Mr. Crowe was born in Rome, Georgia on June 4, 1952, son of Margaret Katherine Thacker Crowe and the late Wendell Dean Crowe, Sr.  He was of the Catholic faith.  Prior to retirement, Mr. Crowe worked for 39 years for Georgia Power at Plant Bowen as an Operations Team Leader.  As a boy, he sang in the Rome Boys Club Choir where he sang for the President.  He was a member of the Floyd County GOP and had served as district representative.  Mr. Crowe was an avid bass fisherman and loved baseball.  He coached Dizzy Dean baseball for seven years and made two trips to the Dizzy Dean World Series.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Ann “Maggie” Nicely Crowe; two sons, Bradley Dean Crowe (Betty), Villa Rica, and Wendell Chad Crowe (Kayla), Cedartown; a step-daughter, Annette Marie Burris, Statesville, NC; nine grandchildren; his mother, Margaret Crowe, Rome; a brother, Douglas Steve Crowe, Dallas; a sister, Katherine Crowe, Rome; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at 3 p.m. in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, with Deacon Stuart Neslin officiating.  Interment will follow in East View Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, on Wednesday from 1 until 2:45pm.

Pallbearers are asked to assemble at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, North Chapel, on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. and include:  Brad Crowe, Chad Crowe, Seth Crowe, Jeremy Googe, Jason Googe and Steven Googe.


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From WEIS Radio: A Floyd County resident has died at a Rome area trauma center on March 23, 2019 from injuries he sustained while boating on Lake Weiss.
Mr. Wendell Dean Crowe, Jr., of Rome, was taken to an area hospital on March 10, 2019 after a duck collided with him while he was operating a boat on Weiss Lake.
Cherokee County Coroner Dr. Jeremy Deaton said that Crowe died from head injuries sustained in the accident.
His death is being investigated by the Cherokee County Coroner’s Office.
Dr. Deaton says, “while this is indeed a tragic, freak accident, area boaters should exercise extreme caution on the lake for objects both under and above the water. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims family.”
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