John Douglas Crowell

April 2, 1957 - May 25, 2015
John Douglas Crowell

John Douglas Crowell, age 58, of Castle Hayne passed away Monday, May 25, 2015 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born April 2, 1957 in Wilmington, North Carolina the son of the late James Kenneth Crowell Sr. and Lillian Estelle King Crowell.

John loved to be on the water and in his spare time you would find him fishing. He was gifted with his hands and was able to repair and restore engines or anything mechanical, among numerous other things. He was a quiet and strong man of few words that will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his brothers, Eddie Crowell and wife Susan, their daughter Tammy Rogers and Husband Tommy, with sons, Turner and Noah, and Ken Crowell and wife Martha, their sons, James wife Kim, and children Conner and Gavin; Mike and wife Sarah, Austin and wife Sarah and their son Gray ; sister, Rebecca Chason and husband Henry, their children, Brenda husband Paul, their two children, Christopher and Anna; Joanna and husband Rich, their children, Daniel and Elisabeth, Ashley and wife Michelle, their children, Sailor and Talon; and numerous other loving family members and close friends.

A private celebration of life will be held at the family home at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington NC 28401.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099


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  • May 27, 2015
    TIMOTHY MIHLE says:
    Susan and Eddie , My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • May 27, 2015
    Debbie Cunningham says:
    Dear Eddie and Family, I am so sorry. My heart goes out to each of you. I know how much you loved and cared for Johnny. You're in my thoughts and prayers and heavy on my heart. Love and Hugs, Debbie9

  • May 27, 2015
    Larry and Debbie Capps says:
    Eddie and family, Just wanted to say how sorry we are to hear of John's passing. He was a sweet man who had the kindest smile. And Eddie, we are so happy that he is a child of God. How comforting to know that he is with Him now. I'm so glad I got to speak with you both for a few minutes at Sam's recently. If we can do anything for you, please let us know.

  • May 27, 2015
    Tim Boyd says:
    You were a good friend for a long time. Had many good times together.

  • February 07, 2018
    Rick Orli says:
    Johnny, as I knew him, was my best friend around the ages of 9-11 in Wilmington and at Chestnut st elementary, and I kept in touch with him for several years though he moved to the house on the water, and soon I moved out of the area. Sometimes, we played chess over the phone. Last time we spent some real time together - we were in our 20s then - he treated me to a night out shrimping on a small boat, just us and the 'skeeters. He was a great guy! I also have great memories about his parents and how sweet and generous his mom was to me. And his dog - I'm blanking on the name after 50 years (name will probably come to me tonight) but that was a very special dog who was always with us…. so typical of John’s character that he inspired such an exceptional relationship. Sorry I missed word of John's passing until now - my very best wishes to his family.