Joe Malcolm Crouch
Joe Malcolm Crouch, beloved husband, father, poppa and friend, passed away Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at the age of 88.
The oldest of five siblings, Joe was born in Crowley, Texas on December 30, 1932 to Howard and Thelma Crouch. He graduated from Marshall High School in 1950. He married his beloved Barbara Huber on October 16, 1954 at Calmont Church of Christ in Fort Worth. He proudly served his country in the United States Army.
He graduated from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana in December, 1957. He began his coaching career in Tyler, Texas in January, 1958. In 1959, he accepted a coaching position at Whitewright High School, and served as head coach from 1960 through 1965. Over the next five decades, he coached in Comanche, Fort Worth, Georgetown, and Glen Rose. He retired in 1995 as the 2nd most winning football coach at Glen Rose High School. In his later years, he enjoyed teaching at the Brazos River Charter School. Coach Crouch came out of retirement in 1998 and finished his coaching career at Fort Worth Christian School. He impacted many students throughout his career in the classroom and in athletics, serving as a teacher, coach and Athletic Director.
Joe and Barbara shared a deep faith and spent their lifetime together sharing that faith with their family and the communities where they lived. As longtime members of Glenview Church of Christ, Joe served as an elder, Bible class teacher and mentor. His influence will be remembered.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife of almost 65 years, brothers Jerry Crouch and Ralph Crouch; grandson, Michael Daniel; sons-in-law, Roy Tyndall and Dan Daniel. Since his wife's passing, he has resided at Stone Creek Assisted Living. The family thanks the staff and residents for their friendship over the last two years.
He will be greatly missed by his family, daughter Donna Daniel of Franklin, TN; daughter Mindy Tyndall of Ft. Worth; son David (Lisa) Crouch of Grapevine; daughter Marianne (Jeff) Englant of Ft. Worth; 13 precious grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, brother Al (Anita) Crouch, sister Sarah Crouch, and many dear nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers include his most-loved grandsons, great-grandsons and son-in-law. Honorary Pallbearers include former coaches and players.
He will be fondly remembered and missed by his family and friends.
A visitation will be held on July 19, 2021 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Fort Worth, Texas. A funeral service will be held on July 20, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Southside Church of Christ in Fort Worth, Texas with a committal service to follow at Laurel Land Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made in his name to the Texas High School Coaches Association at https://www.thsca.com/foundation
Posted online on July 18, 2021