Staunton Community Mourns the Loss of Samuel Crowe

STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV)-- The Staunton community has come together to remember Sam Crowe.

"I was really shocked to hear it, he always rode his motorcycle everywhere he went," said neighbor and friend, Jake Wade.

Wade is one of the many people who live in this neighborhood off Peach Street in Staunton that's mourning the loss of 59 year-old Samuel Crowe. He lived right across the street from Crowe for 25 years.

"I knew he loved baseball games, he loved football games, and he loved to fish," said Wade.

He says that Crowe was always there for him.

"If I needed something then he would come help me. You didn't have to beg, you didn't have to ask, he would just walk across and say 'can I help you?' that's just the kind of guy he was," said Wade.

Around 1:15 a.m. on July 19, Crowe was riding his 2003 Harley-Davidson motorcycle on I-81 south when he was hit by a tractor trailer.
Crowe died at the scene from his injuries.

"It made me sad, it really did. I hate to hear anything like that," said neighbor Jones Vines.

Vines lives just a few houses down from where Crowe lived. He says that he would always see Crowe on that bike.

"Wave at you, he was careful and watched what he was doing. He didn't go speeding up and down the street like some of these guys do," said Vines.

Visitation hours for Crowe have already been planned at the Coffman Funeral Home in Staunton. Their site lists it starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jul. 23.

The people down this quiet street say they'll never forget the kind of man Crowe was.

"He will be missed, we'll miss him," said Wade.

Crowe's funeral will be held on Jul. 24 at 11 a.m. at the Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church in Mount Sidney..


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