Mr. Larie Weslie Crouse, 87, of Manila, passed from this life, early Sunday May 19, 2013, at the Manila Nursing Center. Born at Manila, he was the son of the late Charlie and Mary Parker Crouse and had been a lifelong area resident. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and was the former owner and operator of Crouse's Champlin Station in Manila. He was a member of the Manila Masonic Lodge #588, Blackwater Baptist Church, and Herman Davis American Legion Post #197.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Crouse was preceded in death by his wife, Vermell Williams Crouse, in 2001.
Survivors include one son, Dewayne Crouse of Corning; one daughter, Debbie Main of Rogers; one brother, Bernard Crouse of Manila; three sisters, Delphia Waddell of Manila, Bernece Ellis of St. Louis and Delora Brown of Gosnell. Mr. Crouse also leaves seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Manila with Rev. William Piercy officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Manila Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors Tuesday evening from 6-8 at the funeral home.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Guest register is at www.howardfuneralservice.com.