Ronald Lowell Crow, of Woodstock, GA, a loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend, lost his battle with cancer on May 13, 2012 at the age of 68. He will best be remembered for his quarter-century service in the U.S. Navy, retiring as Master Chief, and his fifteen+ years of service in the Canton and Woodstock, GA, Lion’s Clubs where he held various positions including secretary, president, and district representative. Born in Wichita Falls, TX, Ron left at eighteen to serve his nation, but never forgot his beloved state, frequently calling it “God’s Country.” He served in Vietnam, and after the war in the Panama Canal Zone, and then the Pacific fleet in San Diego, CA, and Hawaii. Transferring to Newport, RI, in 1982, he began teaching at the Naval War College and the Senior Enlisted Academy. His last assignment before retiring was as the Command Master Chief on the aircraft carrier, USS Independence (CV-62). After relocating to the Atlanta Metro Area, he began a career in real estate and volunteering with the Lion’s Club. Although later retiring from real estate sales, he continued serving those with sight impairment until his illness prevented participation. When not serving his community and country, Ron liked to travel, especially in Europe, reading western and espionage novels, and spending time with his family. The oldest of five, he is predeceased by his parents Lowell Harlin and Imogene Evelyn Crow. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl; daughter and son-in-law, Cristi and Daniel Kelly of Columbia, MD; three grandsons, Benjamin, Ian, and Ryan Kelly; son and daughter-in-law, John and Kristie Crow of Tallahassee, FL; his sister and brother-in-law, Judith and James Wright of Harper, TX; his sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Bill Watts of College Station, TX; his sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and John Fields of Frisco, TX; his brother and sister-in-law, Greg and Doris Crow of Bryan, TX; and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. Services are tentatively planned for May 30th at SouthCare Memorial Center, Marietta, GA, and internment at Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, GA. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society.