September 29, 1926 – October 6, 2021
Bill L. Crouch passed away on October 6, 2021, at Morning Pointe Assisted Living, Franklin, TN. He was a life-long resident of Nashville/Davidson County. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Frances; children, Steven (Melissa) of Greeneville, TN, Kenneth (Elizabeth) of Columbia, TN, and Janet Marshall (Andrew) of Franklin, TN. Bill served his country during WWII on the Naval Cruiser USS Oklahoma City. For twenty years, he worked with the Nashville Parks & Recreation Department, as well as served on the NES board for several years. He then owned E. L. Geistman Tractor Company and finally became a Manager/Sales Person of Alley-Cassetty Truck Centers, where he worked until he was 86 years of age. Bill and Fran were long-time members of Acklen Ave. Church of Christ where Bill was a Deacon, and then Elder for many decades. Bill is a very proud grandfather to seven grandchildren, Graci Burnett, Lilly Gilliland-Crouch, Sarah Crouch, Lawson Crouch, Claire Crowell, Emily Marshall, and Cliff Marshall, as well as six great-grandchildren, Samuel Burnett, Julie Gilliland, Hattie Jane Crowell, Eliza Crowell, Kaylin Barker, and Marshall and Mason Barker. Honorary Pallbearers include Don Jennings, Lawson Crouch, Cliff Marshall, Tyler Crowell, Russ Burnett, and Jared Gilliland. The Crouch family also wants to thank the caring Staff that husband/father received at Morning Pointe in Franklin, TN. The family is to have a private burial service, and on October 19, 2021, A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Acklen Ave. Church of Christ starting at 2:00 PM, with visitation starting at 1:00 PM. The family suggests that instead of flowers, please donate to Guardian-Hospice at Guardian Hospice, 741 Cool Springs Blvd., #102, Franklin, TN 37067.
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home & Memorial Park
October 11, 2021
I want to share a story when I started working with Bill Crouch back in February of 2000.
He took me under his wing at Alley Cassetty Truck Center to take over for him someday when he was ready or when he thought I was ready. We first started off traveling the territory of Kentucky, Tennessee and northern Alabama. This was his sales territory at Alley Cassetty Truck Center.
So when we first got in the car he says around 11 o’clock we’re gonna listen to somebody called Rush Limbaugh to get our politics in line. Then after that listen to someone in the afternoon called Dr. Laura to get our morals in line. Then in the evening because we’d be traveling late sometimes we would listen to classical music to stimulate our left side of our brain.
I never forgot this and I called him on February 17th of this year after Rush passed away because I never forgot what he gave me traveling together.
There was many other stories especially Bill and Fran inviting me out to their farm with his church cookouts.
I miss you Bill Crouch
Love Brian Dever
October 11, 2021