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Through the Years

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In Memoriam

Our beloved father, John C. Crews
passed away on August 2, 2012.
He would have been 87 in September.

He was not only an honored, medalled combat veteran, but also a wonderful husband, father, and businessman.

There will not be another generation quite like his.

Like many other veterans of WWII, John used the G.I. Bill to get a college education. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma School of Pharmacy and, in 1960, moved to the West Texas city of Odessa to pursue his American Dream of owning his own drug store.

At one time, he and his partner owned and operated five "Town & Country Drug" stores and pharmacies in Odessa and nearby towns.

John was also a Bank Director for a while in Odessa.

He and Jo raised three children, and they have five grandchildren and quite a few great-grandchildren, too!

In the late 1980's, a store fire prompted John to sell out to his partner and move to Lake LBJ, near the capital city of Austin, where John continued to work part time as a pharmacist when not boating, playing snooker and ping pong, or riding his big Honda Gold Wing motorcycle.

They enjoyed their lake house until the mid-1990's, when they moved to Georgetown, just north of Austin.

John C. Crews
2011
(85 Years Young!)

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John's Drug Store
Odessa, Texas 1971

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Jo and John at their house on
Lake LBJ – early 1990's

Parade and dedication of the new 12th A.D. Museum in Abilene Texas - October, 2001

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Click the image to see John
marching in the parade
in his uniform!

Jo and John at their house in
Georgetown, Texas – April, 2009

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In December, 2007, John's son, David, took him to Washington, D.C. to visit the World War II Memorial.

John enjoyed seeing the Memorial and visiting with many veterans and others who were there at that time.

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We were pleased to see a bronze of a radio operator – the job John had during the war.

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For the last several years of his life, John's family helped him as he battled a new and daunting enemy, Alzheimer's disease.

He remained a happy and caring person even through his travails with it, but he lost the final unwinnable fight on August 2nd, 2012.

We salute him and cherish his memory.

John C. Crews
2011
(85 Years Young!)

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