James “Jimmy” Hyson Crow, 71
James “Jimmy” Hyson Crow, 71, of Syracuse, Ohio passed away unexpectedly on March 8th, 2022 in his home from natural causes. He was a caring friend, father, grandfather, brother and son and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Jimmy was born on February 16, 1951 to Robert Horton Crow and Kathryn Holmes Crow in Gallipolis, Ohio. After graduating from Meigs High School in 1969, he attended and graduated from Ohio University in Athens, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in education. After college, he tried on many hats… from working in the coal mines at Meigs Mine #3 to being weeks away from becoming an Ohio State Highway Patrolman. He was always so proud that he would have graduated at the top of his patrolman class, but when they told him he’d be assigned to a northern part of the state, he knew it wasn’t meant to be because leaving home just wasn’t an option.
He then landed his first teaching job as an elementary PE teacher for Meigs Local Schools and also became a football coach for Meigs Junior High School. He was loved by many, both students and teachers alike, and retired a little early after almost 30 years of service.
Jimmy met Pam Neutzling when they were both still in junior high. They ended up marrying in 1972 where they went on to have 3 children, Meredith Lynn Crow, James Wesley Crow and Carrie Renee Crow. They have since divorced, but their children still relish the memory of their many happy Sunday afternoons at Grandma Katie’s house, eating dinner, napping on the couch and simply sharing their lives with those they loved.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his father and mother, Bob and Katie Crow, and his brother, Robert William Crow. He is survived by his children, Meredith Crow (Glen MacLachlan), Wes Crow (Tia Marcel Moretti) and Carrie Crow as well as all his grandchildren, Audrey and Garrett MacLachlan, Vivianne and Cohen Doegen, Tatum and Jan Crow, and Hannah Spurlock. He will also leave behind his beloved niece and nephew, Lori Roush and Rob Crow, and their families, along with his sister-in-law, Ruetta Crow, nieces Kellie Triplett and Christi Lisle, and cousins Danny Crow, Donna Morrison, and Debbie Gilkey and their families, as well as many other cousins near and far. Last, but certainly not least, he leaves behind his life-long friend and brother from another mother, Kenny (Angie) English.
Jimmy was an avid hunter and fisherman his whole life and loved the adventures he and his friends would take together – no matter if it was somewhere out on a lake or deep in a forest. He loved those trips more than anything and would speak of them often to his children as he grew older. He was an incredible athlete in his youth, being so talented at baseball that he was asked to try out for the Cincinnati Red’s farm team. His other love, though, was most definitely his grandchildren. Stories and pictures of them brought such joy to his heart – they were the apple of his eye.
The family requests that all flowers and notes are sent to Anderson McDaniel’s funeral home. If donations are preferred, please bequeath those to the Meigs Athletic Association in his name. There will be a viewing at Anderson McDaniel’s funeral home in Pomeroy, Monday, March 14 from 1-3 p.m. followed by a reception at the Syracuse Community Center from 4-6 p.m.