Larry “Scott” Crosby, 59, passed away peacefully in the early afternoon on Saturday, February 18, 2023, at his home in Kinston.
Scott was the first child born to Larry Crosby and Joyce Davis Hinson (formerly Crosby) on November 13, 1963, in Florala, Alabama. He attended Florala City Schools and graduated from Florala High School in 1981. He attended Lurleen B. Wallace Community College and Auburn University, where he graduated with a degree in Poultry Science in 1997.
Scott is survived by the love of his life, Tami Weeks Crosby of Kinston; son, Adam Crosby of Enterprise; daughter, Kaitlan Crosby Stacks (Clay) of Red Level; son, Jeb Crosby of Kinston; granddaughter, Raylan Stacks; grandson, Ronan Stacks; father, Larry Crosby (Nancy) of Andalusia; and brother, Michael Crosby (Kim) of Florala. An infant daughter, Ashley Renee Crosby, and his mother, Joyce Davis Hinson, preceded him in death.
While Scott held various jobs, he realized his true calling when he became a teacher at 40. As a teacher, he had a notorious stubborn streak evident in his refusal to give up on his students. The care he showed to them may have been viewed as unconventional, but the students never doubted that he loved them. For his students, “knucklehead” was a term of endearment. He will always be remembered for his life’s motto: “If you are going to be stupid, then you better be tough.”
Of Scott’s many titles, one of his favorites was “Coach.” He coached a youth league or school sport each of the last twenty-five years. He was a fierce competitor who wanted to win every game. On the field is where he taught some of his most important life lessons that helped many boys become men. Lessons that those young boys remember for life.
Scott’s tendency to push the boundaries started early in his life and became infamous. He never wanted to be typical. His desire to live outside the ordinary was evident in his numerous tattoos; his beloved beard; his vivid candor; his love for his family; his passion for God; and his bulldog toughness. “Crosby” was as tough as they come. His long, courageous battle with colon cancer exemplified that.
Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at the Wyatt Funeral Home Chapel, with Shaun Moore officiating. Lifelong friend Joey Jackson will share special memories during the service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cancer Freeze at www.cancerfreeze.org or may be mailed to:
P.O. BOX 92
Florala, AL 36442
The family would like to thank Dayspring Hospice for their kindness and compassion during the last few weeks. Special thanks go to Brittney, Amanda, Bree, and Amy.