He was born July 1, 1924, in Clay County, the son of John and Charlotte (Lints) Crowe.
He worked at the Arktex Clay Plant before he began farming full time.
Farming was his life's work until retiring at the age of 62.
On July 24, 1946, he married Imogene Dietz. She survives.
During their retirement, Edgar and Imogene spent 28 winters enjoying the Florida sunshine. Edgar enjoyed horseshoe pitching, even pitching at the World Tournament for several years.
He was a member of the Prairie City United Methodist Church. A charter member of the Sheriff's Posse and reserve deputy. Edgar had been active in the 4-H Horse and Pony Club as a leader and a past master of the Knightsville Lodge 409, a member of the Scottish Rite and Valley of Terre Haute.
Edgar was preceded in death by his parents, stepmother Mary Crowe, sister Ida Bell LaForce, and brother Ben Crowe.
He is survived by wife Imogene Crowe, sons Ernest Crowe, Beech Grove, Ind., and Forrest Crowe and wife Carol, Jasonville, grandsons Jeremiah Crowe and Isaac Crowe, and great-granddaughter Sierra Crowe, brother George Morris, Brazil, sister Maxine Schroer, as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 30, 2009, at French Funeral Home, with Revs. Tom Stapp and John Fischer officiating.
Burial will follow at Union Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until time of services Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gideons Bible Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Light a candle in his memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.