Joe Robert Crouch, 85, husband of Phoebe Crouch, died Thursday, June 30, 2022.
Born in Newberry, SC he was the son of the late Cliff and Virginia Hattaway.
Mr. Crouch was a member of Unity Baptist Church. Prior to Unity, he was a faithful member of Pendleton Street Baptist Church where he served as usher and deacon. He was a 1955 graduate of Newberry High school where he was an outstanding multi-sport athlete. Bob graduated from Erskine College in 1959 where he was the baseball team MVP his senior year. He furthered his education with a Masters degree from Western Carolina in Education Administration. He worked at Carolina HS, Parker HS, Welcome Elementary, and Berea Elementary. Bob retired as Principal of Ebenezer Elementary. He also served his country in the US Army. He was an avid golfer, and enjoyed vacationing for many years with friends and family at Sunset Beach, NC. Bob had a green thumb to envy and loved working in the yard. Bob faithfully loved his wife, Phoebe for 43 years, as well as his children and grandchildren. We are thankful that he is at peace with the Lord and is now truly his “charming self” as he often referred to himself.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons, Tim Shirley and wife, Katina, and John Shirley and wife, Gretchen; daughter, Beth Cole and husband, John; six grandchildren, Amanda Keenan, Christopher Blume and wife Courtney, Kaitlin Merritt and husband, Trace, Harrison Shirley and wife, Anna, Jackson Shirley, and Grayson Shirley; four great-grandchildren, Trevor Alexander, Anna Alexander, Mattox Coker, and Landon Blume; and two cousins, Linda Pack and Jim Inabinet.
A visitation will be held Wednesday, July 06, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. at Unity Baptist Church followed by the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be in Greenville Memorial Gardens.
Memorials to Pendleton Street Baptist Church, 1 Alabama Ave, Greenville, SC 29611 https://www.psbcgreenville.org/ or to Unity Baptist Church, 1000 Fairview Rd, Simpsonville, SC 29680 https://www.ubc-online.com/.
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