Donald L. Abercrombie, age 77, went to be with our Lord Jesus on May 11, 2014 after a lengthy illness with lung cancer which metastasized to his brain. He was born 1937 in his grandmother's house near Henderson, Texas. Predeceased by his sister Carol Sue in 1940 (she died at birth), father A.D. Abercrombie in 1942, step-father Edd Crow in 1991, brother Bobby Abercrombie in 1993, and mother Mattie Holland Abercrombie Crow in 2005. Survived by his wife of 38 years, Lyn; sons Scot (Nancy) of Denver, and Richard; daughters Nicole (Jake LaBarre) of Seattle, and Holland (Bob Hammers); grandson Robbie Hammers; and brother Paul Crow (Helen) of Pennsylvania.
Don was loved by all, including all babies, all sales clerks, and all medical personnel! He was a proud member of the Theta Chi fraternity and The Rotary Club of Dallas. He grew up in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas (Winnetka Elem., Greiner JH, Sunset HS); attended UTA (then, Arlington Jr College) and graduated from UNT (then, North Texas State College); served in the Navy Reserves. His career was as an accountant for various companies including TI, and Mostek; then with his brothers in the family business, Crow Bros Heating and Air Conditioning; and finally as a CPA in private practice.
In retirement he learned to paint, amassing a huge portfolio in various media; and perfected his woodworking talents whittling amusing figurines and, for his grandson, building various wooden vehicles.
The service will be Tuesday, May 13, at Rhoton Funeral Home, 1511 S. I-35E, at Crosby Road (NE corner), Carrollton. The viewing will be at 1 p.m. followed by the funeral service at 2 p.m., then graveside at Hilltop Memorial Park, Carrollton.
Send flower tributes to the funeral home. Memorial contributions in remembrance of Don may be directed to UT Southwestern Medical Center, P. O. Box 910888, Dallas, TX 75391-0888 or online at www.utsouthwestern.edu/donatenow
to support the Hamon Center for Therapeutic Oncology Research. (They request that you make checks payable to UT Southwestern Medical Center.)
Arrangements under the direction of Rhoton Funeral Home, Carrollton, TX.