John L. Crose


John L. Crose, 80, of Mooresville, passed away on March 23, 2024 at home, surrounded by his family. John was born on January 11, 1944 in The Grange, Barbados, British West Indies to the late Lester Alton Crose and Ruthe Marie (Hamon).

John was a graduate of Butler University where he earned a degree in chemistry and zoology, and later earned two master’s degrees, one from Anderson University in divinity and another from the University of Indianapolis in environmental science. John combined his passions of helping people and the great outdoors, as he worked for the Indiana State Health Department in Environmental Sciences and was a minister with the Church of God for many years. Additionally, he was a chaplain for the Plainfield Police Department for 20 years. Above all else, John enjoyed spending time with his family, being outdoors fishing, and taking pictures of wildlife. He will be remembered as a faithful servant of Christ and a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Dixie (Stewart) Crose; son Brad Crose (Michelle); daughter Amy Cox (Ronald); sister Alta Ruthe Jack; grandchildren Ally, Claire, Lydia, Sam, Calvin, Mary, Audrey, and Lily, who will all miss him dearly.

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.