TERRE HAUTE — Clarence L. “Butch” Crow IV, of Somerset, Ky., formerly of Terre Haute, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at the age of 53 in Somerset.
Butch was born on May 24, 1959, in Linton, the son of Clarence L. Crow Jr. and the late Esther Sue (Bailey) Crow.
He graduated from Terre Haute North High School in 1977 and was an avid motorcyclist. Butch will be deeply missed by his entire family and friends.
He leaves to cherish his memory his precious daughter, Mya Ruby Crow of Tampa, Fla.; beloved son, Harty Crow of Terre Haute; his parents, Clarence L. Crow Jr. and wife Marie of Terre Haute; sister, Stephanie and husband Trapper Murphy of Terre Haute; brother, Bradley J. Crow and wife Jill Crow of London, Ky.; niece, Amanda Mundy; and nephew, Bradley J. Crow Jr. Butch also leaves behind several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
In addition to his mother, Butch, was welcomed home to heaven by his son, Clarence L. Crow V.
Visitation was Monday, June 11, 2012, from noon until Butch’s funeral ceremony at 2 p.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home in Terre Haute. Burial followed in Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Butch may be directed to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.
(We are not always fortunate to know the reasons surrounding our fellow classmate's deaths, and since Butch was a friend to so many, years from now we are going to try to remember what happened to our dear friend. I took the liberty of posting the article that was in his home town newspaper to remind us just how mortal we are.)
June 7, 2012
Pulaski farmer perishes in accident
By CHRIS HARRIS, CJ Staff Writer Commonwealth Journal
A local man is dead after a horrific farming accident Wednesday night in the far eastern part of Pulaski County.
Clarence “Butch” Crow, 53, was killed after descending a steep incline in an International tractor and striking a tree at the bottom.
The accident took place on Public Road, about 15 miles east of Somerset near the Shopville-Stab area, at around 7:15 p.m. Wednesday.
According to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, the tractor in which Crow had been working apparently lost control and traveled approximately 250 feet down the grassy hill behind the Public Road residence.
“It was a dangerous area to be operating (a tractor),” said Sheriff Todd Wood. “The area looks to have been mowed and tended in the past, but it’s just a dangerous hill to mow.”
Once Crow reached the bottom of the hill, the tractor suffered a head-on collision with a tree, at which point Crow was apparently killed.
Coroner Richard New said the cause of death was severe trauma to the head, and pronounced Crow dead at the scene. He noted that when the tractor hit the tree, Crow was ejected and thrown up into the cab. Crow apparently hit his head on the front post of the vehicle.
“If there had been a seatbelt in the cab, (Crow) needed to be wearing it,” said New, “because that probably would have prevented a fatality from happening.”
New noted that Crow had only lived in Pulaski for a few years after moving from Indiana, and was living with his girlfriend at the site of the accident.
Sheriff’s unites were assisted at the scene by the Shopville-Stab Volunteer Fire Department and the Pulaski County Rescue Squad.