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TO EXPRESS THE PROFOUND SORROW OF THE MEMBERS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES UPON THE PASSING OF DAVID L. CROUCH AND TO EXTEND THEIR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS LARGE AND LOVING FAMILY AND HIS MANY FRIENDS.
Whereas, the members of the South Carolina House of Representatives were saddened to learn of the death of David L. Crouch at the age of sixty-six on April 4, 2019; and
Whereas, the son of the late Lewis and Dorothy Crouch, he was reared on the avenues in Cayce and West Columbia, graduated from Brookland-Cayce High School, and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina; and
Whereas, Mr. Crouch began his prominent career in the 1970s with South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control in various positions of financial reporting and management; and
Whereas, in the late 1980s, he began work with the South Carolina House Ways and Means Committee as a budget and research analyst, remaining there until 1996 when he left to become vice president for administration and CPO at South Carolina ETV; and
Whereas, while serving in that capacity, Mr. Crouch provided positive leadership to South Carolina ETV during a time of evolving economic and technological challenges, and he guided three ETV presidents through the redesign of the organization and difficult choices regarding financial, operational, and workforce issues; and
Whereas, with an intelligent, steady, and dependable approach to business, he brought an in-depth understanding of government and legislative processes and public broadcasting, and he provided a steady hand for South Carolina ETV during a time of rapid change; and
Whereas, in 2008, Mr. Crouch became president and CEO of ETV with a unique understanding of the interconnection of finance and technology in public broadcasting, which helped to prepare ETV for the future. Under his leadership, the network continued outstanding educational, television, radio, and web programming; and
Whereas, among his many accomplishments, ETV completed its first high-definition documentary, started leasing specialized broadcast spectrum to commercial providers, and ended its analog TV service; and
Whereas, when Mr. Crouch retired from ETV in 2010, he joined the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA), where he served as director of administration for eight years; and
Whereas, with a deep commitment to his community, he served as both treasurer and vice chair on the board of Still Hopes Retirement Community during his term which ran from 2013 through 2019; and
Whereas, together with his beloved wife, Gail, he reared three fine children in whom he took great pride: Andrew, Emily, and Sarah. His children blessed him with the joy of seeing the continuation of his legacy of loving kindness and affection in the birth of two grandchildren, Leo and Camille; and
Whereas, the South Carolina House of Representatives is grateful for the life and legacy of David Crouch and for the example of kindness he set for all who knew him. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:
That the members of the South Carolina House of Representatives, by this resolution, express their profound sorrow upon the passing of David L. Crouch and extend their deepest sympathy to his large and loving family and his many friends.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to the family of David L. Crouch.
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