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Horace O Crotts

July 1, 1954 — October 5, 2023


Horace O. Crotts, a retired Diesel Mechanic, passed away in Hammond, LA on October 5, 2023. He was born in Whitmire, SC on July 1, 1954. Horace was a beloved husband, father, son, brother, and friend to many.

The son of Horace Odell Crotts Sr. and Margaret Finney Crotts, Horace grew up surrounded by love and strong family values. From an early age, he displayed an innate curiosity and aptitude for mechanical systems. This passion led him to pursue a career as a Diesel Mechanic.

Horace devoted many years of his life to his profession, where he honed his skills and became highly regarded by colleagues and clients alike. He possessed an exceptional work ethic and was known for his attention to detail and meticulous approach to his craft. Throughout his career, Horace's expertise in troubleshooting and diagnosing engine problems earned him a stellar reputation within the industry.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Horace was a warm-hearted man who valued the relationships he cultivated over the years. He had a deep love and adoration for his wife Joyce M. Crotts and they shared countless memorable moments together. Their bond served as a pillar of strength throughout their lives.

As a devoted father to Brandon Crotts and Jordan Crotts, Horace showered them with unwavering love and support. He took great pride in witnessing their growth as individuals and provided them guidance every step of the way. His children will always cherish the memories they shared with their father.

Horace's caring nature extended beyond his immediate family; he was also there for his sisters Susie Dewalt and Dorothy Walker whenever they needed him. His kindness knew no bounds, as he offered help selflessly to those around him.

In addition to being admired by friends and loved ones, Horace will forever be remembered for his warm smile and infectious laughter. He had a remarkable ability to lighten the mood and bring joy into any room he entered.

During his free time, Horace enjoyed being outdoors. Whether it was fishing in his favorite spot or tending to his garden, he found solace in nature. These moments offered him a sense of tranquility amidst the busyness of life.

Horace O. Crotts leaves behind a legacy of hard work, love, and compassion that will continue to inspire all who were fortunate enough to know him. While we mourn the loss of such an incredible individual, let us also celebrate the beautiful life that he lived.

As family and friends gather to remember Horace, let us cherish the memories we shared with him and find solace in knowing that his spirit will forever live on in our hearts. May he rest in eternal peace.


And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them. Revelation 14:13 KJV

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