S. Leslie Crowder (Sign Guestbook)

Sheridan Leslie “Big John” Crowder, age 70 of Knoxville passed away on October 9, 2017.  Leslie was a wonderful brother, uncle and friend who was caring and loved his family. He will always be remembered for being there for his family and kind and helpful to anyone in need.  He grew up in the Arminda Community and graduated Holston High School in 1965.

He was preceded in death by his father, Leslie Burnis Crowder and mother Hazel Loy. Leslie is survived and will be deeply missed by his sisters, Sherlyn Lee Crowder Hendricks, Laurel Jeanette Crowder Gilbert; brother, Winston Herman Crowder; nieces and nephews, Christina Lay (Shaun), Amy McCubbin (David Shope), Laura Bohanan (Bryan Franks), Christopher Sheppard (Liz), Elizabeth Sheppard; one great-nephew; three great-nieces; and several cousins and other extended family.

The family is planning to celebrate his life in a family-directed Memorial Service at New Life United Methodist Church on Friday, October 13th at 2pm. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory is honored to serve the Crowder family and invites you to view and sign their online guestbook below.


12 guestbook entries for “S. Leslie Crowder”:

  1. Doris E Campbell says:

    God speed to heaven big buddy.

  2. Ralph Adcox says:

    I worked with Leslie for nearly 20 years at Ryder Truck Rental. He was a great co-worker and friend.

  3. Christina and Shaun Lay says:

    I miss you so much uncle Leslie. I love you

  4. Pat Kerschieter says:

    Leslie was a wonderful friend. We treated each other as brother and sister. I just wish we had seen more of each other the last few years. I will miss him. RIP Leslie, You were one of the best friends I ever had.

  5. Steve McGhee says:

    I grew up with Leslie and attended Arminda Academy with him. He will be missed. He was always kind and cheerful. Rest In Peace, Big John

  6. Bea Allen says:

    So sorry for your loss. Big John had a heart of gold.

  7. Sherlyn says:

    You were the best big brother a girl could ask for. RIP big brother. We will meet again in Heaven.

  8. Lisa Martin says:

    I worked with Les at Freightliner of Knoxville, sad to hear of his passing, he was a good guy and friend ❤️Prayers for the family and friends , Lisa Martin

  9. Sharon Herd says:

    Les was a very nice man, he will be missed. We attended Faith United Methodist church and Les was in our Sunday School class. Our prayers will be with you. Sharon and Buster Herd

  10. Tim Hyatt says:

    I worked with Les at Freightliner for 10 years. He was a calm and laid back guy. Made you comfortable. R I P.

  11. Linda Holifield says:

    I will always remember Leslie as one of the few good guys. RIP, big fellow.

  12. Jack A. money says:

    Rest in peace Leslie. My prayers go out to the family.

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