Larry G. Crouch, Sr., 69, of Pendleton passed away in his home on June 15, 2019 following an extended illness. He was born in Winchester, KY on August 7, 1949 to James and Mary (King) Crouch.
Larry was a life-long resident of Madison County. He honorably served in the United States Army and retired from Amtrak in October 2014, where he worked as a Refrigeration Technician at the Beech Grove railway maintenance facility. He was a Lifetime Member of the V.F.W., a member of the American Legion, a member of the Masonic Lodge (Pleasant Lodge No.134 F. & A.M.) and was the former Vice President of the Sheetmetal Workers Local 179.
Larry was an amazing husband and father (and a friend to everyone he met!). In the mid-80’s, he and his brother owned Crouch Brothers Racing, a successful mini stock car team; his love for Nascar stemmed from this. He was a sports fan who always rooted for the ‘underdog’, but only if the Colts and the Pacers were not playing. Larry also loved nature. Whether fishing, mowing, working in the yard or just sitting quietly by a campfire, he was always happy to be outdoors. Larry will be lovingly remembered for the remarkable impact he had on the lives of his family and friends.
Larry is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Jane (Kelley) Crouch; three sons, Steve Crouch of Pendleton, Lonnie Crouch of Pendleton, and Larry (Jessica) Crouch of Ingalls; one brother, Doug (Lynn) Crouch of Alexandria; three sisters, Nita Watkins of Marion, Marcia (Tim) Trueblood of Alexandria, and Lena Holaday of Anderson; nine grandchildren, Dusty, Kyle, Sara, Chelsea, Nita, Ethan, Caleb, Josh and Brooklyn; one great-granddaughter, Madisyn; and several family members and friends whom he loved dearly.
Special thanks for everything to our niece and precious Angel, Kim Easter.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Joyce Abernathy.
Funeral services with Military Honors will be held at 3:00PM on Friday, June 21, 2019 at Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services (504 W. 9th Street, Anderson, IN). Friends may call from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. A Masonic Service will be conducted just prior to the funeral.
Cremation will follow.
So very sorry to see that Larry passed. He was such a great person. I will be keeping your whole family close in my thoughts and prayers. Shelly Easter.
ON BEHALF OF THE COMRADES AND SISTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND OUR DEPARTED COMRADE.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.SINCERELY VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA STATE CHAPLAIN KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY
Jane and family – so sorry to hear this news – your family is in our thoughts and prayers.