Crowder served during the Cold War, then became a Justice of The Peace, as well a deputy sheriff.
"An attorney here talked me into going into the bail bond business,and that's what I finally ended up doing," Crowder explains.
His job has taken him all over the nation.
He says, "I've been to 48 states and I've bounty hunted in about 15 or 20 of them."
When asked how he compares to Dog the Bounty Hunter, Crowder says, there is no comparison.
"Well I'm nothing like him. I don't go put a bunch of stuff on me, guns, and clubs, and gas, stuff like that," he explains.
Instead, he perfers to keep it quite simple.
"I usually go in street clothes like I have on and knock on the door."
Something that can be a very scary when you do not know what is on the other side.
"I went down in the back woods of Mississippi," Crowder explains one of his many risky adventures that could have turned out bad, "this gentleman walks out on the porch with a shot gun and said, 'What do you want?'"
Because of his vow to respect others, the family complied and was in Abilene the next day.
"You've got to talk right to them. You can't just go up and start demanding," says Crowder.
Treating people the way they want to be treated is what has allowed Crowder to grow to love his job.
"It's enjoyable, it really is. Sometimes it gets bad when you have to get up at 2 or 3 o'clock in the morning to get somebody out of jail, but I've done it for all my life," says Crowder.
Which is why he wouldn't change it for the world.