"Pappy" Crowe to retire from Boys and Girls Club


Darrell ÒPappyÓ Crowe

From Staff Reports
Darrell "Pappy" Crowe will be retiring after 27 years of service to the Boys and Girls Club of America organization on Sept. 15. He has spent more than four years as the Executive Director of the Elizabethton/Carter County Boys and Girls Club.
Crowe has worked at many different facilities including the Johnson City club. Filling the large shoes of the departing Crowe is John Malone.
Darlene Tipton, board member for the local Boys and Girls Club, said a reception is being planned for Crowe. The time and date has not been set. An article about Crowe will be included in the Sunday edition of The Elizabethton Star, and Tipton said the reception times will be included in the story.
Tipton said many people loved working with Crowe because, "He is a real quiet person. He has a quiet authority. He is very respected in the Boys and Girls Club movement because he knows the business of it so well."
Malone has worked under Crowe at the Johnson City and Elizabethton locations for five years. He graduated from Elizabethton High School in 1992 and received a Recreational Management Degree from East Tennessee State University.
"Pappy has dedicated his life for 27 years to the children of the community. It has been a privilege to know him," said Malone.