Michael C. Crouch
Michael C. Crouch

Michael C. Crouch, 67, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, after a brief illness at the V.A. Hospital in Oklahoma City. He was born June 26, 1953, in Oklahoma City, to Charles William and Leila Belle (Callaway) Crouch. He graduated from Anadarko High School in 1971. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during the cold war and in the Vietnam Conflict.

He was proud of the fact that he had received his Golden Shellback on the U.S.S. Proteus and was stationed on Guam. The remainder of his service was spent on
the U.S.S. Dixon in San Diego, California.

He married Jimmie Kay Coffman Dec. 24, 1974, in Oklahoma City. In 1976, he went to work for Western Farmers Electric Cooperative and retired after 30 years. He then worked seven years at OG&E. Most recently, he was employed by Family Cannabis. During his youth, he was active in the Boy Scouts and received his Order of the Arrow. He also attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He became assistant Scoutmaster and worked many years teaching youth about scouting and sharing his love of the great outdoors. He was active with the Boy Scouts, Explorers and the Girl Scouts. In his spare time, he enjoyed riding and working on motorcycles, camping, sailing and SCUBA diving. One of his greatest joys was entertaining his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Jimmie Kay Crouch, of the home; three daughters; Crystal Crouch, of Anadarko, Kylia Crouch, of Juneau, Alaska, and Kaci Crouch of Moore; his daughter, Marina Popova and her husband, Dima, of Omsk, Russia; a brother, Dale Crouch and his wife, Sandy, of Sand Springs; a sister, Lynne Woodrell and her husband, Woody, of Manteca, California; a granddaughter, Ashton Burkhead, of Tulsa; and grandson Gabriel Laureano, of Moore; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and bonus family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Patricia. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, at First Christian Church in Anadarko. Pastor Michael Cannon officiated. Interment followed at Memory Lane Cemetery in Anadarko. The family received friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at Smith Funeral Home.