Joseph Michael Crowder, 59, of Springfield, formerly of Sarasota, FL, passed away on Friday, February 9, 2024 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital. He was born on March 15, 1964 in Springfield, the son of Robert L. and Mary L. Hernandez Crowder, and they preceded him in death.

He is survived by his sister, Theresa Crowder of Springfield; four brothers, Sparky (Melanie) Crowder, Howard (Marianne) Crowder, Gary Crowder, and Mark Crowder, all of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Joe grew up in Springfield and was a graduate of Griffin High School. His studies led him to accounting and later moved to his new home of 30 years, Sarasota, FL. While living in Sarasota, he worked as a billing manager for an area cardiologist.

Joe was a great billiards player and enjoyed many social hours with his beloved family and friends.

Cremation will be arranged by Staab Funeral Home – Springfield, with no services at this time.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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