Melvin B. Crow

03/21/1925 - 01/10/2021


Melvin B. Crow, 95, passed away in Las Vegas, NV on January 10, 2021, of COVID-19 related complications.  Melvin was a long-time resident of Lubbock and always considered himself a West Texan. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Helen.  They were married for 66 years and after her passing in 2013, he moved to Las Vegas to be closer to family.  Melvin retired from Exxon Mobil and always enjoyed visiting with his friends about the old days and the new times.  He served our country in the Navy during World War II in the Pacific.

Melvin is survived by his son, Mike, and daughter-in-law Cody of Las Vegas; sister, Barbara Stewart and husband Marly of Hattiesburg, MS; granddaughter, Rhonda Feddes and husband Brett and their children Alaina, Sam, and Andy all of Monument, CO.; and brother-in-law, Charles Rand and wife Rudelle of Williamsburg, VA.

Melvin will be interred at Resthaven Memorial Park next to his wife, Helen.  A private service will be held at a later date.

You are encouraged to sign the virtual guestbook and share memories and expressions of sympathy on this page.


Memorial contributions are suggested to the South Plains Food Bank, 5605 M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Lubbock, TX 79404, in Melvin’s memory.


2 Comments on “Melvin B. Crow”

  1. Well, my Uncle Melvin had a nickname for me when I was just a kid–Tacky Blabber. And so the challenge began and we each tried to be the first to use the name! He kept his cars clean as a whistle! I need that habit. He loved Helen and was such a good person to care for her and their son, Mike. I love you Tacky Blabber! Until we meet again….Cathy

  2. Melvin was the greatest role model that I could have gained when I married his granddaughter. He instantly became Papaw and he welcomed me into the family. He taught me how to be brave, firm, loyal, and loving without ever saying a word about it. I just watched and learned. His wife of 66 years was physically disabled from polio early in their marriage and he was with her every day until she passed. They loved each other so much and they loved their granddaughter even more. I am so happy they are together forever, and I will continue to honor Melvin in my life by my actions. I will always remember all the Thanksgivings and shaking the pecan tree. And who can forget the methods used to keep the dang squirrels away from the pecans! Love you Papaw.

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