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Waddie Ernest Crouch, III

September 6, 1956 - December 12, 2021

Waddie Ernest Crouch, III, 65 of Forest passed away on December 12, 2021. He was born in Lynchburg, VA on September 6, 1956. A son of the late Waddie Ernest Crouch, Jr. and Elizabeth Oglesby Crouch. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Tim Crouch.

Waddie was a member of Tree of Life Ministries in Lynchburg. He loved his family and spending time with them especially his grandkids and his role as Papa. Waddie was extensively involved in the Fire and EMS community. He was a member of Lynchburg Life Saving Crew, Life member of Campbell County Rescue Squad, Board member of BREMS, ITLS, ALS and was a PALS instructor. He was also a charter member of the Fire Brigade and First Responders of RR Donnelly. His involvement throughout the community was prevalent and Waddie was always willing to educate and help others. He was an instructor at CVCC having taught Paramedics and other related classes. Waddie was a licensed realtor and home inspector. He was the owner operator of BrickKicker Home Inspection. He was loved by so many and will be missed daily.

Waddie is survived by his wife, of 41 years Susan Crouch; two children, Matthew Crouch and his wife Alisha and Haley Vaughan and her husband, Keith; four grandchildren, Madison Crouch, Emily Vaughan, Jackson Crouch and Dylan Vaughan; siblings, Mark Crouch and Lee Crouch and his wife, Nicole; Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and so many friends

For those wishing to make memorial contributions in Waddie’s memory please consider Lyn- Dan Heights Volunteer Fire Department, Campbell County Rescue Squad or Forest Volunteer Fire Department. The family wishes to extend their appreciation to Promedica Heartland Hospice for their love, compassion and care for Waddie and their family during this difficult time.

A funeral service and celebration of Waddie’s life will be conducted at 11:00 am on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at Tree of Life Ministries in Lynchburg with Pastor Mike Dodson officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00pm on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, also at the church. To send condolences online please visit obituaries.tharpfuneralhome.com. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg is assisting the family.

A funeral service and celebration of Waddie’s life will be conducted at 11:00 am on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at Tree of Life Ministries in Lynchburg with Pastor Mike Dodson officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00pm on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, also at the church. To send condolences online please visit obituaries.tharpfuneralhome.com. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg is assisting the family.

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To Susan and family, I am very sorry to hear of your husband's passing. My sincere sympathy to you and your family. Becky R. Thomas

Posted by Becky Thomas on December 21, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of Waddie's passing. Mike worked with him at Meredith Burda-R R Donnelly for years. He was a great guy and a good friend. He will surely be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless each of you. With love and sympathy, Kitty and Mike Farris

Posted by Kitty S Farris on December 17, 2021

I just got the message this morning about Waddie. I am sorry to hear that Waddie had past. You & your family has my condolences. I use to sit with Ms. Nanny when she was alive. Before this Covid 19 I would see Waddie for time to time on campus. I know you guys will miss him.

Posted by Trina Boyd on December 15, 2021

So sorry to hear of Waddi's passing. I met him my EMT Classes. That I took when I was with Monelison Rescue. Those were some fun times when we trined together. He will be missed.

Posted by Alice Johnson on December 14, 2021

To the family and friends of Waddie. I met Waddie when i joined the Rescue Squad and he was the Captin always very helpful during calls and teaching new members. Even though Waddie was very outspoken during the years in the squad always a pleasure to be at his side during the years. The world is surely at a loss when this angle gained its wings. Waddie will be truly missed. Keeping the family in the prayers.

Posted by David Berger on December 14, 2021

Waddle was a great friend for many years so involved with EMS services

Posted by Demaris Padgett on December 14, 2021

Susan & family - we are so sorry to hear of Waddie's passing, he was a kind and gentle soul. I have wonderful memories of working with him at RRD & paddling trips - please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by John and Kim Montague on December 14, 2021

Susan, Mathew, Haley and family I am so very sorry to here about the lost of such a great man! Please know that I am lifting you guys up in prayer for God to comfort each and everyone of you doing this difficult time!

Posted by Rhonda on December 14, 2021

Susan, Mathew, Haley and family I am so very sorry to here about the lost of such a great man! Please know that I am lifting you guys up in prayer for God to comfort each and everyone of you doing this difficult time!

Posted by Rhonda on December 14, 2021

So very sorry to hear about Waddie’s passing. It was sad to see him decline within such a short period of time. He is at peace now. My condolences and prayers for Susan and the family.

Posted by Karin Garrett on December 14, 2021

How do you find the words to say goodbye to a great teacher in a field he excelled in; to a great friend; you will be missed by all who knew you; My prayers are with your family; Many great memories with MB/RRD First Responders;

Posted by Margaret Fry on December 14, 2021

Waddle grow up on the same block I did on Euclid ave he was one of the good ones. I know he will surely be missed.

Posted by Martha Thomas on December 13, 2021

Waddle grow up on the same block I did on Euclid ave he was one of the good ones. I know he will surely be missed.

Posted by Martha Thomas on December 13, 2021

Dear Mike, Nicole & Family, Please know all of you are in my sincere thoughts and prayers. May Mr. Crouch rest in peace and rise in glory.

Posted by Sheila Wilson on December 13, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear of Waddie's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Posted by Jason Stroud on December 13, 2021

Susan, Matthew , Haley and Families So sorry for your loss. You’ll are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all. He was great in the EMS field. He will be missed. RIP WADDIE Cathy Maddox Evington Va Life Member Campbell County Rescue Squad

Posted by Cathy Maddox on December 13, 2021

Susan, Matthew , Haley and Families So sorry for your loss. You’ll are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all. He was great in the EMS field. He will be missed. RIP WADDIE Cathy Maddox Evington Va Life Member Campbell County Rescue Squad

Posted by Cathy Maddox on December 13, 2021

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