OBITUARY

Leon Crouch

November 28, 1928June 10, 2019
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Dr. Leon Crouch, of Lubbock, Texas died June 10, 2019, at the age of 90.

He was born in Trenton, Texas on November 28, 1928. After graduating from Sherman High School he enlisted in the US Marines. He attended West Texas State University where he married Peggy on February 8, 1953. He graduated there with a BS, an MA from Harding Graduate School, a DMin from Luther Rice Seminary, and a ThD from Trinity Seminary.

He was a minister of the Church of Christ in Minot, North Dakota and Leachville, Arkansas. He taught at Texas Tech University Bible Chair, and was a missionary to Liverpool and London, England where he also taught and directed the Wembley Bible School. He retired from Lubbock Christian University in 1997.

Leon wrote and published several books as well as receiving honors for his outstanding works.

He was survived by one brother, 4 children, 8 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 o’clock Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at Green Lawn Church of Christ. There will be a visitation at Resthaven Funeral Home Monday, June 17, 2019 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM.

The family would like to ask in lieu of flowers, donations can be given to the Leon Crouch scholarship fund at Lubbock Christian University.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Stephen Crouch, Honorary
  • Michael Crouch, Honorary
  • Daniel Crouch, Honorary
  • John Gonzales, Honorary
  • Justin Meeks, Honorary
  • Cameron Wineger, Honorary

Services

18 June

Funeral Service

10:00 am

Green Lawn Church of Christ

5701 19th St
Lubbock, TX 79407

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Monday, June 17, 2019

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Alisa Crouch

June 17, 2019

I send you my deepest sympathy. I remember all of the times at grandma and grandpas. We always came together for a great meal and hours of conversation. Leon will dearly be missed and I send my love.

Roger England

June 17, 2019

A true gentleman and scholar. I was blessed to have known him.

Cathy Akin

June 15, 2019

My Dad’s baby brother passed away this week. All but one sibling has gone home.
I have great memories of the Crouch gatherings, mostly at my Grandparents home in Sherman; although we did visit each others homes at times.
The siblings were very close and were great jokesters. They were a German descended family and gatherings always centered around big meals, full bellies and long conversation.
Not much hugging with the Crouch’s, but warm handshakes and greetings
Leon was the most studied of the bunch and was a long time Lubbock resident where the community will miss him greatly.
Cathy Akin, Jimmy Crouch, Charles Crouch and Eddie Crouch I am so sorry for your loss but we all know this is what he had prepared for his whole life.
He’s gone home to be with your Mom.
You guys may not remember but I will never forget the letter you sent me from England. I had it in my keepsakes till it just fell apart.
Anyway my memory this morning is centered in the past and remembering the feeling of love and commodity I experienced with the Crouch’s.
Leon and Peggy were a big part of that.
And they live, right here in my memory....

Stacy Patty

June 12, 2019

A poignant evening, after learning of this news. More than any other faculty member, Dr. Leon Crouch mentored me through 4 years of Greek, numerous conversations about ministry and scholarship, and -- much later -- the vocation of teaching and learning. He was my teacher, my mentor, my colleage, and a true friend. Dr. Crouch knew of my missionary goals, so he arranged for me to intern a summer in Liverpool, where he had served before. He always encouraged, and his was the chief voice that led me to graduate school. In those undergraduate years and later as a junior colleague, I never found his office door closed, nor him too busy to stop everything, turn from his studies, and look and listen as we talked. Especially as a young colleague, I did sometimes take different views regarding theological interpretations, but he never failed to encourage. Dr. Crouch was a quiet and godly man, and very humble. Few knew about his horrendous days and nights in frigid Korean trenches, with bullets whizzing around; he lost his toes in that cold. I have never known a faculty member who was more generous, hospitable, and devoted to his faith and scholarship. Well done, sir. To the family: Unfortunately I have to be out of town during the reception and funeral; I deeply regret this. Blessings and peace to you all.

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90th Birthday Celebration!

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Leon with his mother and brothers and sister

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Becoming Professor Emeritus

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Cookin' Time

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Crouch Men's Club

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90th Birthday Celebration!

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Leon with his mother and brothers and sister

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Becoming Professor Emeritus

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Cookin' Time

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Crouch Men's Club

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Always loved the grandkids

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Heather's big day