WILEY HARRISON CROUSE
1919 NC –2003 NC
Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Wednesday, 9 April 2003
Wiley Harrison Crouse, 83, of Plantation Estates
in Matthews, went to be with his Lord, Sunday, April 6, 2003.
He was born in Winston Salem, NC,
on December 2, 1919 to the late Jacob F. and Etta Walker Crouse and was
predeceased by his brother, Jake Crouse and sisters, Elizabeth Walker and Ruth
Mr. Crouse attended The Citadel and UNC in
Chapel Hill. He served five years with the US Army and during WWII served in
the Quartermaster Corps. Wiley married Camille Willingham Izlar September 25,
1942, and during their life together had five children and eleven
grandchildren; Camille and Jerry Gaddy of Matthews, and their children,
Stephanie and Kimberly, Emily and Gary Creech of Norfolk, VA, and their
daughter, Rachel, Mollie and Charles Heaton of Matthews, and their children,
Shannon and Kristina, Mary Ross and Bill Caldwell of Charlotte, and their
children, Bill, Rob , Michael and Stuart, and Harrison and Lindsay Crouse of
Charlotte and their children, Keith and Brandon. He was also very proud to have
Wiley greatly loved and enjoyed his family and
they adored him. His quick wit and outstanding humor contributed to the
happiness of those around him. Mr. Crouse was a lifelong member of Home
Moravian Church in Winston Salem and his childhood home is nearby. He was a
descendant of Moravian pioneers including the Winkler family of the well-know
Winkler's Bakery. During his younger years, he was active in his church,
Scouts, Civitan Club, and the old Charlotte Rescue Squad. He retired from
Washington National Insurance Agency and he and Camille lived in the Charlotte
Dilworth area for 38 years before moving to Plantation Estates over 13 years
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Thursday,
April 10, 2003 at the Moravian Graveyard, God's Acre, in Old Salem with The
Rev. C. Scott Venable III, Pastor of Home Moravian Church officiating. A
Celebration of Wiley's Life will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2003 at
Plantation Estates with Dr. James Doss Peace of Moravian Church officiating.
Memorial contributions may be given in Wiley's
name to Home Moravian Church, Drawer J, Salem Station, Winston Salem, NC 27108,
or the Humane Society of Charlotte, P.O. Box 221028, Charlotte, NC 28222.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of
Gaskin Services in Matthews.
from Salem Moravian God’s Acre, Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—www.findagrave.com
granted by the photographer, Isabel
NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Wiley H. Crouse (SS#
issued in NC), last residence Matthews, Mecklenburg Co., NC, but list his death
date as 7 Apr 2003.
Wiley and his wife Camille, who also has Alford
ancestry, attended AAFA’s 1990 meeting in Raleigh, NC.
His lineage, from his great-great-grandmother: Margaret
1773 NC5, William 1751 NC6.