|Jeffrey Walker Crouch, 52, of Warrensburg, Mo., passed away Friday, February 1, 2008. Jeff was born in Warrensburg, July 29, 1955, the son of Garrett R. and Sue (Robinson) Crouch. |
Jeff graduated from Warrensburg High School in 1973. He attended the University of Central Missouri, where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, and he received his bachelor's degree in criminal justice in 1977. Jeff began in law enforcement on the University Police Department, and he later served as a reserve officer with the Warrensburg Police Department, as a police officer with the University of Missouri- Columbia Police Department, and as a trooper with the Missouri State Highway Patrol for 5 1/2 years in Clay County. Jeff left the Highway Patrol in 1985.
Shortly thereafter, he returned to Warrensburg and joined his father in business at Johnson County Title Company. At the time of his death, Jeff was the owner of the business. During his time as a Warrensburg businessman, Jeff was active in community affairs, including service on the boards of directors of the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce and Warrensburg Main Street as a Chamber Ambassador and as a supporter of Whiteman AFB. He was also a member of several professional associations.
Jeff is survived by his son, Andrew (Drew) Crouch; his mother, Sue Crouch; and his brother and sister-in-law, Garrett R. (Robin) Crouch II and Jan S. Crouch, all of Warrensburg, and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his father. Because of the care it provided to his son, Jeff had a special feeling for Children's Mercy Hospital. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Children's Mercy Hospital or the memorial of choice in care of the funeral home.
Published in the Kansas City Star on 2/5/2008
Garrett R. Crouch, Father of Jeff