Loyd Edward Crouch
February 9, 1930 – May 1, 2021
Our beloved dad died Saturday, May 1st, 2021. Dad was 91 years old. He was born February 9th, 1930 in Arnett, Oklahoma. He moved to the Kerman area with his family at a young age. He attended the local elementary school and Kerman High School.
He married Patricia Lynn Simpson in September 1952. They made their home in Fresno and remained married until her death in January 2019.
Loyd is survived by his three children and their spouses: Debbie and Kevin Neely, Nick and Kim Crouch and Janice and Houston Cowan. His grandchildren are Clint Crouch and his wife Amber, Trent Crouch, Kaitlyn Crouch, Nikki Crouch, Patrick Neely and Ryan and Christianne Neely. He is also survived by the sunshine of his life, his great grandson Henderson Crouch.
Dad had a full and active life filled with loving family and close friends. He will be missed and will always be in our hearts. Due to Covid, attendance at the service is restricted. Please contact a family member for more information.
It is the family’s wish that in lieu of flowers please make a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Valley Children’s Hospital.
- Deborah L. Neely (Kevin), Daughter
- Loyd N. Crouch (Kim), Son
- Janice L. Cowan (Houston), Daughter
- Clint Crouch (Amber), Grandson
- Ryan Neely (Christianne), Grandson
- Patrick Neely, Grandson
- Trent Crouch, Grandson
- Kaitlyn Crouch, Granddaughter
- Nikki Crouch, Granddaughter
- Henderson Crouch, Great-Grandson
- Patricia L. Crouch, Wife (deceased)
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Loyd Edward Crouch
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May 12, 2021
This photo was taken after Pat had passed, Loyd had discovered the microwave and was sharing with me all the things he could cook and how to use it.
May 12, 2021
Loyd and I became friends in high school and our friendship as lasted 70 years. As young men we worked in the fields together and on Friday nights we went out, usually to the Fresno Barn for some dancing and girls. We always had fun together. We remained friends and shared our families together. Loyd has always been there in my life, calling each other, visiting and helping each other. Loyd was a brother to me and his family has become my family. So many good times and great memories together. I will miss our phones calls, lunches, and visits together. RIP my friend, until we can meet again.
May 11, 2021
Millerton Lake ❤️❤️❤️Loyd & Pat with Janice & Alysa! Great times 🎉🎉🎉
May 10, 2021
I can't thank you and Grandma enough for everything you have done for me. I can't even begin to put into words how grateful I am that I had you for grandparents. You took such good care of me and loved me so much. I have so many fond memories of our fishing trips, trips to the coast and many other trips in the RV. You were always so proud of me no matter what I was doing, and I hope you knew I always wanted to make you proud. I love you Grandpa and I'm happy you get to be with Grandma again.
Sharon Crouch Preston
May 10, 2021
I will miss my Uncle Loyd dearly. All the Crouch brothers had a very distinct look, handsome! My father looked very much like his older brother, Loyd. After losing my father, it gave me some comfort being around Uncle Loyd. I was blessed to have Uncle Loyd walk me down the aisle to marry my husband Dave. He gave Dave words of wisdom! If Sharon does anything wrong, you come see me I'll handle it. LOL!
To family & dear friends, my thoughts & prayers are with you!
May 8, 2021
There was lots to love about Loyd, but what I loved most about him was how much he loved my son. From the moment they met they became best friends. Loyd never hesitated to crawl down on the floor with Henderson, play hide and seek, give him piggy back rides while neighing like a horse, wrestle, or play board games and do puzzles. He was the first best friend that Henderson ever had and I'm so thankful for that. He called Henderson his baby & would brag about him to everyone he came in contact with. Their bond was something our family will cherish forever.
So thank you, Papa. Thank you loving Henderson endlessly and making him feel like the most important person in the world.
May 8, 2021
I became acquainted with Loyd when Janice and I became buddies in 1970 and I found myself at her home often. Having father issues at the time, he (and Pat) were a nice distraction and contingency for what I wasn't able to control at the time. He was a rugged, likeable man who could always be found tinkering in the garage, working on a lawn mower, with the air compressor running in the background.
His familiar greeting to Janice and I of "what are you boys a doin?" always brought a smile to me. It still does.
Once again in need of a capable father figure, I visited Loyd about 3 years ago as I did not have the tools or technique to manage a plumbing fitting mess. I swung by the house, followed him out into the garage. At his work bench, he had my problem resolved in mere minutes.
Ya just dont find men like this much any more. The kind that keeps friends for a lifetime and helps where help is needed. He was a gem. He will be missed.
May 6, 2021
Sweet Papa - you will be missed so much. I will remember...…….. our Sunday's together playing dominoes with Margie and Kevin and having dinner. Our Sunday drives on the Blossom Trail ending at the Red Caboose for a meal. The Kerman High luncheons with your classmates who were such a great group of people.
Enjoying an evening of music and dancing with John Pemberton.
I hope you are at peace and that mom was there to greet you!
There is so much more I could say, but for now I will tell you that you will always be in my heart!