- 66 years old
- Date of birth: Sep 23, 1947
- Place of birth:
Texas, United States
- Date of passing: Dec 8, 2013
- Place of passing:
Austin, Texas, United States
We have planned a celebration of Travis' life on February 8, 2014 at The Hideout on the Horseshoe Pavillion in New Braunfels, Texas. The celebration is planned to start at 3:00pm, we will serve dinner at 5:00pm, and the band will play at 6:00pm. The family is staying at The Hideout for the weekend and welcome everyone to do the same. Here is the link to the Hideout for reservations and map www.stayandfloat.com. Please let us know by email firstname.lastname@example.org that you are attending, so we can be sure to order the appropriate amount of food for Saturday evening. We look forward to seeing everyone!
PS. It will be a casual event.
"My dearest Travis, after a little over a year I am still waking up crying whenever I see you in my dreams. The realization that you are not physically here anymore hurts so deeply I still can't understand it very well. I miss those hugs I give you in my dreams, I miss the talks we had, every time I turn around and see a football game being broadcasted I think to my self if you were here you would be watching it, I miss your advice, your jokes, your immense will and your laughter. I wished I could have been with you before you took off because even though I told you every time we spoke on the phone that I love you it doesn't feel real that you are not here. I am happy for you though. I am happy to know you are in a better place now where there is no suffering. Still, because of the kind of man of you were you will ALWAYS be missed by everyone who was lucky enough to be part of your life. I love you for eternity."
"Miss you Dad. It's been one year and I think about you everyday. When I eat quiche at our favorite bakery. When I hear one of your favorite songs. Or even just hear a new song I would love to share with you. I miss calling and talking to you about my day, discussing the good and bad. I miss your advice which helped keep me level.
I look at my son and think of you. I wish you could have met him he is a wonderful being. I wish you could see how good of a mother I have become. But know he will be raised with all the kindness and goodness you instilled in me. Dad you may be gone from this earth but you will never be gone from our lives.
Love you Dad"
"Thinking of you and have you in our thoughts and prayers. RIP"
"he was such a really sweet guy & a great person. I played right field my senior year so Travis could play 2nd base & I had been all state at second base, my gift to Travis, love you man!"
"I am deeply saddened by Travis passing. Many of the best times I had in Venezuela were visiting with Travis and fishing with him. As everyone knows, Travis was the kind of friend you could always depend on and such a humble and friendly person irrespective of his high calling at XoM. Ran a great Calcutta as well (talking Camatagua and Lake Guri fishing tournaments of course). I'm very sorry to see Travis go, such a gentleman and gift to humankind."
"What can I say? Just that I miss you so much!! You were the best human being, husband, father, grand father, brother, son, friend...you always tried to do the best for everyone no matter what! You had the most beautiful soul, and you will always live in the hearts of all those that had the grace of being close to you! God bless you forever!"
"Dear Travis, So sorry to see you're going home before our having been able to get together again after our years in Caracas. It was a privilege and a joy to have been along for the ride while it lasted and, I guess, we'll be running into you again, in God's good time! Magalí and I have the pleasantest of recollections, old mate; thanks for that!"
"Travis and I worked together for many years with PdVSA Lagoven to bring the Synthetic Crude Oil project to fruition. I will never forget his straight forward approach to life and his tenacity in the face of years of management opposition. RIP old comrade."
"Travis: red-faced & a straight shooter. He always knew what was right and would not consort with what was wrong. I admired him greatly for those traits, but probably didn't tell him that enough. For that I am sorry. For him being gone to us I am sorry. For being blessed to have known him I am eternally great-full."
"RIP old friend, I know you will enjoy finding new places to chase Pavon. I fist meet Travis in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia in about 1992. We got to know each other and had some good times and he was always larger than life. I was very happily surprised when on a new assignment in 1994 I was coming out of the Tamanaco Hotel and there was Travis. We spent many a long day and night working on the "Apertura". Outside work we enjoyed Caracas and fishing, particularly for Pavon. We had many good times together and with others on Laguna Tarcarigua, Comatagu and his favorite Headwaters Fishing Club on Guri with Steve Shoulders. Travis was a true gentleman and friend who was always willing and ready to help in anyway he could. He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by all those who had the honor to know him."
"Besides being a great boss, he and I shared a passion for fishing. My life in Caracas was so much better because he went out of his way to make it so. I won't forget our trips stalking pavon. I know he is fishing somewhere. RIP Travis."
"Travis was a good friend to me who was there for me through some tough times. He was a guy that I admired and want to be more like. So kind and altruistic. Above everything, he loved his family. From our conversations I know how truly happy and content he was and how blessed he felt.
Thanks for everything Travis, old buddy."
"Travis, Mr. Crouch...was a huge light in my early life. I fell deeply in love with his daughters. They quickly became my very best friends. I had an unsettled home- Travis always made me feel special, important, wanted and heard. I still have the silver heart necklace he gave me on high school graduation. I was surprised that he thought of selecting one for me too. It became treasured and still is. It's funny how often I think if your dad Kayla- the biscuits and gravy, the Pooh Bear in a deep voice, the smokes and coughs, and hardy laughs. He loved you. He knew how to love. I'm thankful I had a moment in his life- in your life. Blessings."
"from George Plummer - My favorite memory is walking past his office on the 7th floor in Caracas and spotting him standing outside his window on the narrow parapet high above the traffic. Fearing that the foibles of Cerro Negro had finally taken a toll and he was about to depart dramatically I rushed in to discover this was just another opportunity for a quiet smoke. Travis was great boss in the true Mobil tradition: he was competent, knowledgable and had a knack of getting the best from his colleagues. His example will be missed. G."
"Travis made life in Caracas better for not only those who worked for him but for their families too. He was hospitable and kind, a true gentleman. One thing that sticks in my mind is how very proud of his children he was."
"Travis was a wonderful man, a true gentle giant. He was the one Dad of all my buddies that made me want to be a Father myself one day. I spent so much time at the Crouch home growing up that I felt I was getting the best crash course in how to be the greatest Dad ever. He will indeed be forever missed..."
"He brought so much joy into my life, into the life of my kids and so many others...The bar has been set pretty high for all of us who knew him. His heart doesn't compare to any other.
He lived his life like a bull with fins. A cowboy with a fishing rod. A dad and a heck of a grandpa. Now he is a wild horse with wings.
High, up, up high. Live forever Travis!"
"RIP Travis my good friend and fishing buddy. Your friendship , big heart and professionalism throughout these years will be remembered and treasured for ever. You are and will be sorely missed."
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