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Jerry Lynn Crouch, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed from his home in Elkhart, Texas to his glorious home in Heaven on Thursday, the 11th day of January 2024, at the age of 76. He was surrounded by his devoted family when the Lord called him home. Mr. Crouch was born in Henderson, Texas, on the 26th day of July 1947 to parents Thomas J. Crouch and Lois Elizabeth Smith.
Mr. Crouch honorably served his country as an Army veteran, a period of his life that instilled in him a sense of discipline and commitment that he carried into his civilian career. After his military service, he built a successful career in the air conditioning industry, where his handiness and problem-solving abilities shone through. Mr. Crouch was not just a man of work; he was a man of profound faith. His commitment to the Lord was unwavering, and he led many to Christ, always eager to share the gospel message with others. His ability to spread hope and faith was one of his most admirable qualities.
An avid golfer, Mr. Crouch found joy in the greens and fairways, where he spent countless hours perfecting his swing. His love for horses was just as strong; training them was not only a hobby but a passion that showcased his patience and understanding of these majestic creatures. Mr. Crouch's appreciation for nature extended to hunting and fishing, activities that allowed him to immerse himself in the serenity of the wilderness.
Always ready to lend a helping hand, Mr. Crouch was the quintessential jack-of-all-trades. His knowledge spanned a wide array of subjects, and he was often sought after for his sage advice. Friends and acquaintances knew him as a wise man who could be relied upon in any situation.
Jerry Crouch's life was a testament to the power of living with purpose and passion. His memory will be cherished by those who were fortunate enough to have felt the warmth of his generosity and the depth of his wisdom. He will be profoundly missed, yet his spirit will continue to inspire all who were touched by his remarkable life.
His journey through life was marked by dedication, passion, and wisdom, traits that endeared him to all who knew him. Mr. Crouch is survived by his wife of 54 years, Brenda Crouch; daughters, Lana Franklin and Beaver, of Elkhart, Texas, Shelia Allen and J, of Grapeland, Texas; sons, Wade Crouch and Renee, of Grapeland, Texas, Kelly Gates and Wendy, of Dialville, Texas; brother, Tommy Crouch; sisters, Dell Young, Jema Sue Bearden and Larry; sister-in-law, Jimmie Crouch; fifteen grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Elizabeth Crouch, brother Danny Wade Crouch, and his beloved granddaughter, Cheyenne Franklin.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from five o’clock until seven o’clock in the evening on Thursday, the 18th day of January 2024 at Rhone Funeral Home.
A funeral service to honor Mr. Crouch’s life is to be conducted at two o’clock in the afternoon on Friday, the 19th day of January 2024, in the Rhone Memorial Chapel with Bro. Randall Reeves officiating the service.
Following the service, Mr. Crouch will be cremated, and the family will bury him at a later date.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers are Jerry Don Ward, Colby Crouch, Dylan Ward, Chris Cook, Shiloh Crouch, and Beaver Franklin, Jr. Honorary pallbearers include Tate Allen, Carter Allen, Kyle Koehler, Hunter Collins, Timmy Quick, and Luke McGinn.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in honor of Jerry Crouch can be directed towards the Cheyenne Franklin Memorial Fund, Commercial Bank of Elkhart, 109 W. Parker St., Elkhart, Texas 75839.
Funeral and cremation services for Jerry Lynn Crouch are in care of Rhone Funeral Home, 3900 S. State Highway 19, Palestine, Texas.
Please visit Mr. Crouch's online memorial tribute where words of comfort and condolence may be shared electronically with his family.
Cheyenne Franklin Memorial Fund
109 w. Parker St. (Commercial Bank Elkhart), Elkhart TX 75839