Services Wednesday, Thursday for Estill coach; GoFundMe account set up

IRVINE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Visitation and the funeral for a popular Estill County teacher and coach are set this week.

According to Warren F. Toler Funeral Home, visitation for 28-year-old Blake Kristopher Crowe, of South Winn Avenue in Irvine, is 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Estill County High School gym.

The funeral is 1 p.m. Thursday at the school with Bro. Mark Pearson and Bro. Greg Humpert officiating.

Burial will be at the Sunset Memorial Gardens with Cade Berryman, Blake Sullivan, Kyle Tibbs, Blayne Rutherford, Zach Withers and Josh England serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are the ECHS Baseball Team, Coach Todd Morris, Coach Todd Weaver and Coach Ryan Hess.

Crowe died Sunday, May 9, 2021, at the Marcum & Wallace Memorial Hospital after suffering electric shock in a freak accident at his home.

According to his obituary, he was born Aug. 27, 1992 in Madison County and was the son of Brian Keith and Kristi Lynn Wolfinbarger Crowe.

He was a teacher with the Estill County School System and was the head coach of the Estill County High School Baseball Team. He was a member of the Mt. Carmel Christian Church and had lived in Estill County all his life.

Survivors in addition to his parents include, his wife: Rebecca Jordyn Honchell Crowe; two sons, Braxton Karter Crowe and Rhys Jacob Crowe; his brother, Caleb Tanner (Meredith) Crowe; his grandparents, Harry and Tina Crowe, Judy Wolfinbarger; his father and mother-in-law, Larry & Barsha Honchell; his brother-in-law, Steve Honchell; his nephew, Blake Honchell. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Wilgus “Wigg” Wolfinbarger.

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the memorial fund c/o Jordyn Crowe at the Citizens Guaranty Bank.

The Warren F. Toler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help his wife and children set up financially in the short term.

“Blake was an amazing husband, father, son, brother and friend. Please keep Jordyn, Braxton (3) and Rhys (1) along with the entire Crowe and Honchell families in your heart, thoughts and prayers,” his friends said in setting up the account.

“We have set up this GoFund Me site as a way to contribute to Jordyn and the boys so that the financial burden of daily living will be lifted for some time. Please consider making a donation as a way to show your love and support. As Blake reminded the Estill County High School baseball team, ‘Be humble, be family and live for today as tomorrow is not promised.'”

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