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Shirley Wayne Crouch
March 14, 1935 -
June 15, 2014

Visitation

June 17, 2014
5 - 8 p.m.

Service 

June 18, 2014
2 p.m.

Interment

Obituary

Shirley Wayne Crouch, 79, of Fayetteville died Sunday afternoon, June 15, 2014.  He was the son of the late Elma and William H. Crouch.  Shirley was also preceded in death by his wife, Rossie Ashby Crouch, daughter, Terrie Crouch Telford, brother Glenn Crouch, sister Bobbie Crouch Gibson, and step-daughter Debbie Ashby Sain.   Survivors include a son, David Wayne (Gracie) Crouch of Hazel Green, AL, daughter Sherrie Crouch (Mike) Howard of Sparta, TN, step-son Randy (Cheri) Ashby of Fayetteville, grandchildren Mary Crouch of Huntsville, AL, Rebecca Crouch (Victor) of Jackson, MS, Joshua Howard, Heath Howard, Adrienne Howard of Sparta, TN, Joyner and Wyatt Telford of Fayetteville, TN, step-grandchildren Ashley (Mark) Stevens, Leslie (Dain) Copeland, Julie (Kevin) Larocque, Robin (Jason) Foster, Candace (Kacey) Franks, Joey (Becca) Ashby and Brittany (Lee) Stiles, and 9 step-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers Parker (Linda) Crouch of Tullahoma, TN, Dwight (Jan) Crouch of Meridianville, AL, brother-in-law John Gibson of Nashville, TN and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Shirley graduated from Huntland High School, Huntland, TN, Class of 1953 where he played football with the legendary Johnny Majors.  He served on active duty in the US Army from March 1957 to March 1959 and received an honorable discharge in 1962.  After receiving his discharge, Shirley worked for the Foremost Dairy in Fayetteville until 1965, when he started his career in the restaurant business at the Terrace Restaurant in Fayetteville where he became a partner with the late Roy Harris, Sr. He and Roy later opened the Sands Restaurant at Interstate-65 in Frankewing, TN, where they worked together for 30 years.  He loved the restaurant business where he met and served many people who came by regularly from the surrounding area and who planned their trips where while traveling on I-65 to stop for the excellent food and service at “The Sands.”

He was a dedicated golf player for many years and an avid University of Tennessee football fan.  He attended the First United Methodist Church in Fayetteville and was a member of Elk Lodge #1792 in Fayetteville.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Revs. Mike Crouch and Daryl Crouch officiating.  Burial will follow in Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens.  Visitation with the family will be Tuesday evening 5-8 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church.

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3 Comments

  1. Meryl

    “I have hope toward God . . . that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” – Acts 24:15. God has given Jesus the power to raise the dead. He can bring the dead back to life again. In addition, Jesus promises that he will do this soon under the rule of God’s kingdom. What a happy time that will be! “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.”—John 5:28, 29. . I am very sorry for your loss. May God’s Word comfort you and your family. Sincerely, Meryl

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  2. Linda F Williams

    Guys, I am so sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. He was truly a very unique and loving person and a good friend. He will be missed by many people, myself included. My thoughts, prayers and love are with you during this trying time. Will be unable to attend his service and visitation due to a broken hip.

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  3. Peggy Bevels

    So very sorry to learn of Shirley’s passing. He will be missed by so many. I pray that the family will be comforted by their precious memories.
    God Bless,
    Peggy

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3 Comments

  1. Meryl

    “I have hope toward God . . . that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” – Acts 24:15. God has given Jesus the power to raise the dead. He can bring the dead back to life again. In addition, Jesus promises that he will do this soon under the rule of God’s kingdom. What a happy time that will be! “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.”—John 5:28, 29. . I am very sorry for your loss. May God’s Word comfort you and your family. Sincerely, Meryl

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  2. Linda F Williams

    Guys, I am so sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. He was truly a very unique and loving person and a good friend. He will be missed by many people, myself included. My thoughts, prayers and love are with you during this trying time. Will be unable to attend his service and visitation due to a broken hip.

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  3. Peggy Bevels

    So very sorry to learn of Shirley’s passing. He will be missed by so many. I pray that the family will be comforted by their precious memories.
    God Bless,
    Peggy

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