In Memory

James Crouch

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08/16/08 10:19 PM #1    

James Crouch

Jimmy married Loraine Carson November 20, 1970 and they had two children, Renee born April 1973 and Randall born February 1978. He worked at his father's glass business in Dayton, TN for 20+ years then Gudel's garage for several years followed by several years at Trotter Buick, first as courtesy driver then moving up to service writer. His last job and most enjoyable for him was as service advisor at Freightliner of Chattanooga where he worked third shift. Dad (Jimmy) always had a smile for everyone and loved to tell and pull jokes on family and friends, which from what we were told growing up he hadn't changed much. He loved children and his greatest joys were his two grandchildren, Nicholas and Isabella. Nick was "granddaddy's little man" and Bee was "granddaddy's little girl". Dad was diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer July 2005 and lost his battle August 31, 2005. By the time of diagnosis, the cancer had already spread from his colon to his liver and he had one chemo treatment. At the time of his death, Nick was 2 and Bee was 1 but my dad lives on in them. Both of his grandchildren are musically talented with special interest in piano, trumpet and singing. I want to say a special thank you to Jerry and all the people involved in putting this reunion together. Even though Dad isn't with us anymore, I have felt closer to him through this website and getting to know his classmates that he so often spoke of. His daughter, Renee

08/20/08 01:46 AM #2    

Gail Hutcheson (Nunley)

Renee, thank you very much for giving us insight into Jimmy's life. I am sorry he won't be with us physically, but will be there in spirit. It was good to know he never lost his sense of humor. He was always impish, and always ready to pull a joke on some poor unsuspecting soul. It was always in good fun and never meant to be hurtful. I can remember in junior high and sometimes in high school, he would lean forward on his desk, making the back legs come up off the floor. He got in trouble for that more than once. Being short, he could hide behind the taller boys and get away with things sometimes, but the boys never let him get away with much. He was a happy person with a happy soul. Once again Renee, thanks for sharing. I am very sorry for your loss. Gail

08/20/08 04:29 PM #3    

Gerry Taylor

Jimmy was my friend and I am missing him a lot. I have not been "home" in many years but when I think back to junior high and college, Jimmy is always there. I was not aware of his passing until the reunion pages were posted and I am sorry that I didn't know. Thank you for sharing your intimate view of his life. He will always be in my memories.

08/25/08 10:39 AM #4    

Robert Dodd

It is with deep sorrow that I send you this email. James was a real prankster in school and always made me smile. He will be missed by everyone he ever came into contact with.

Thank you for caring enough to let the rest of us share your personal love for your father.


09/25/08 10:08 PM #5    

Joseph Norris

I did not know of Jims passing. He and I were good friends and he always made me laugh...God's speed.
Jody Norris

09/26/08 12:57 PM #6    

Jerry Fritts


I'm not sure that you know how close me and Jimmy always were. He was probably my best friend in school and we continued that friendship for all the years since. He had a way of touching your soul and made everything alright. He will be missed by all that ever met him. Your friend, Jerry

05/10/10 12:24 AM #7    

Carolyn Satterfield (Williams)

I went to Falling Water Elementary with Jimmy....In the fifth grade we had a contest to see who could collect the most money for some charity at the not remember which one....Jimmy received "King" for a day and I received the award "Queen for a day."  We had our pictures made together and was featured in the newspaper advertising the event....I loved Jimmy....he was always clowning around...lots of fun memories with him....He is greatly missed....

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