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Wayne Clifford Crouse

March 17, 1936 ~ February 7, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Wayne Crouse Obituary

Wayne Clifford Crouse, age 87, of Sparta, NC; passed away Wednesday, February 7th, 2024 at Alleghany Health in Sparta, NC.

Wayne was born March 17th, 1936 in Alleghany County to the late Lester and Bertha Benge Crouse. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Ernie Crouse; five brothers: Grady, Elmer, David, Harold and Alvin Crouse; two sisters: Thelma Nixon and Eula Faye Brown. Wayne was a member of Pine Swamp Union Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He loved his honey bees, restoring lawn mowers and his beef cattle.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Opal Shaw Crouse of the home; two children: Ronnie Crouse and wife Tammy of Sparta, Betty Sharp of Sparta; three grandchildren: Greg Crouse and wife Beth of Sparta, Shana Crouse of Florida, Joseph Lee Crouse of Sparta; three great-grandchildren: Jullian Ellison, Kinsley Crouse, Kason Crouse; a special friend, Jimmy Joines of Sparta; two sisters: Opal Brinegar and husband Charles of Sparta, Stella Mae Love and husband Dwayne of Sparta; a brother-in-law, Tom Nixon of Sparta; a sister-in-law, Wilma Crouse of Sparta; many nieces and nephews also survive.

Graveside Services to honor the life of Wayne will be held at 1:00 pm Friday, February 9th, 2024 at Pine Swamp Cemetery with Reverend Charlie Bennett and Elders Charles Brinegar and Gwyn Hamm officiating. No formal visitation will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pine Swamp Union Baptist Church c/o Elder Gwyn Hamm, 730 Brown Rd., Sparta, NC 28675.

The family respectfully asks for no food or visitors at the home.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Carol Albright and the entire staff of Alleghany Health and the Alleghany County EMS.

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Graveside Service
February 9, 2024

1:00 PM
Pine Swamp Cemetery
2146 Pine Swamp Road
Sparta, NC 28675

No Visitation to be held


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