John David Crow, 79, of College Station passed away after a short illness on Wednesday, June 17, 2015. A public celebration commemorating his life will be held at 2pm, on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 in Reed Arena.
John David Crow was born in Marion, La on July 8, 1935 to Harry David Crow and Velma Jenkins Crow. After graduating Springhill High School he married his high school sweetheart, Carolyn Gilliam. He immediately came to College Station to attend Texas A&M where he enjoyed tremendous success, receiving multiple honors on and off the field. In 1957 he received the honor of winning the Heisman Trophy. After graduating from A&M he had a successful eleven year career in the NFL including four Pro Bowl selections. Although truly honored, John David was most proud of his success off the field where he and Carolyn raised three wonderful children. In addition, he was actively involved in the lives of his seven grandchildren leaving a positive imprint on the lives. He was truly devoted to his family.
Preceding him in death are his parents and his son, John David Crow Jr.
John David Crow’s lasting legacy will continue on through his wife of more than sixty years, Carolyn Crow; his daughters Annalisa Stenklyft and husband Jay, Jeannie Pietrowiak and husband Ken, daughter in law Janice Crow; his grandchildren Christa Ketchum, Sarah Beth Eady, Tommy Perry, Anthony Stenklyft, David Stenklyft, Avery Pietrowiak, James Pietrowiak; his six great-grandchildren; his brother Raymond Crow; his sisters Doris Brown and Yvonne Stivers and husband Harley.