Joseph D. “Joe” Crowder 49, died Saturday, May 17, 2014 from injuries sustained in a car wreck in rural Sedgwick County, Kansas. He was born December 13, 1964 in Colorado Springs, Colorado to Kenneth Crowder and Susan Wright. He was a member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local 29 in Wichita and worked for Central Air HVAC sheet metal worker. He greatly enjoyed the outdoors and feeding and watching birds. He also enjoyed fishing and attending the races at 81 Speedway.
Joe is survived by his mother Susan Follis of Sedgwick, KS; sons: Justin and Joseph Crowder both of Wichita, KS; daughters: Jessica Crowder of Mankato, KS and Sierra Brown of Wichita, KS; brothers Thomas and James Crowder both of Wichita, KS and Ryan Weems also of Wichita, KS; one sister Katherine Butler of Bella Vista, AR.
A graveside service will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday at the Sunnydale Park Cemetery just North of 101st. N. and Hydraulic in rural Sedgwick County, KS with Charles Wright presiding. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Petersen Funeral Home.
Memorial is suggested to American Red Cross in care of Petersen Funeral Home.