Martin Franklin Crowley
Monday 26th of January 1981 - Thursday 11th of November 2021
Martin Franklin Crowley, 40, died in a house fire in the early morning of November 11, 2021, in Paris, Kentucky. He was born in Lexington, Kentucky on January 26, 1981. He grew up in Lexington, went to schools there, and lived in England several times with his family while growing up. He graduated from Henry Clay High School in 2000, and afterwards took classes at Lexington Community College. He worked as a baggage handler and plane cleaner at the Lexington airport for several years, and for the past 15 years has worked as a cashier at Kroger.
He loved traveling, especially by airplane or train. He was a serious and opinionated sports fan. He adored the UK Wildcats’ basketball and football teams and the Cincinnati Reds, and rooted fervently against the Duke basketball team and the New York Yankees.
He loved Anglican church music, and he sang for many years and toured with the men and boys’ choir at Christ Church Cathedral.
Martin was a devoted uncle to his niece and nephew Lena and Max, a loving brother and son, and had a gentle personality that was uniquely his own. What you saw is what you got with Martin, and people loved him for that. He is survived by his parents Philip and Lillie Frank Crowley, his sister Sarah Crowley, her husband Aaron Fischer, and their children Lena and Max, all of Berkeley, California, and a large number of cousins and friends.
A service will be held at Christ Church Cathedral on Wednesday, November 17, at 6:00pm, with a visitation from 4:30 to 5:30pm. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to the Cathedral Choir Tour Fund, by check to Christ Church Cathedral, 166 Market Street, Lexington, KY 40507, or online at www.ccclex.org, with “Martin Crowley - Choir Tour Fund” in memo field.
Steve Douglas and Donna McInnissays
Phillip, Lillie, and Sarah--we are so very sorry for your loss of sweet Martin. You've all been on our minds and in our hearts since we heard the sad news. Your Texas cousins send you love and prayers for comfort.
I am so sorry about the death of your Beloved Son, Martin! You will be in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult journey. ♥️
Lillie Ruth and Phil, I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Martins death. My heart and my prayers are with you! We had such a good time at the beach with him this last Summer! He was so enthusiastic and it was so sweet the way he so loved Rebecca’s baby girl!! Please know that you and your whole family will be in my prayers.
I am so very sorry for your loss. Know that many people are lifting you up in their prayers and thoughts. You are loved. Ginger
My heart is breaking. So many people love Martin and will carry him in their hearts for the rest of their lives. Tony and I will remember him as a remarkable man who lived a full and happy life, nurtured by his family, his friends, his co-workers and his church choir community. Lillie, Phil, Sarah and Aaron - you are in our prayers. We are sending love and hugs to you and your whole family. Lillie - although I will not be able to attend the services I will be there in spirit. I am a phone call away, and you are always welcome to stay at my home when you are ready. I love you so much ❤️
Amy Holland Craftonsays
Dear Lillie, Phil, Sarah, and family, I was devastated to hear about Martin. My heart breaks for you all. He was such a good kind soul. I have so many fond memories of Christ Church with you all and babysitting him in his elementary school days. Sending you deepest condolences, love and prayers. Amy