Corey Scott Cruce was born on August 13th, 1975 in Alamogordo, NM, and passed away peacefully on December 17th, 2018.
Corey attended Southern Heights Elementary, Heizer Jr High, and Hobbs High School. He graduated with the Class of 1993. He went on to work at Cobra Well Service, Watson Truck & Supply, and finally Forklift Enterprises.
In May of 1996, Corey met the love of his life, Susan Brandon. They were married on May 17th, 1997. Together they had 2 children and a good life.
He is survived by his wife of the home, a daughter Addison Cruce of the home, a son Brandon Cruce of Portales, a sister Annette (Joe) Ellis of Lubbock, aunt & uncle Ronnie & Irene Cruce of Hobbs, and Levon & Jody Cruce of Voss, TX: numerous nieces, nephews, & cousins.
Corey is preceded in death by his parents Clarence & Judy Cruce & his granny Addis Cruce.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 29th at 2pm at Crosswinds Community Church, the family would like everyone to wear black and gold in honor of Corey, who was a true Hobbs Eagle fan, there will be a time of fellowship over coffee, tea, & cookies after the service.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Corey Cruce Family Fund at Crosswinds Community Church.
So very saddened to hear of Coreys passing. I sorry that Jason and I couldn't make the services
Kenneth TylerTULAROSA, NM
Corey, As much As I Wish I Was there, I can't help but to think back to a conversation me and you had at our 25th Class Reunion...In so many words you were preparing us without even knowing this day was coming...We had the best time in those two days, The Laughter, the tears, The Hugs, All that proved how much Eagle Pride You Had I 💜 you lots my friend, this Is The Only class I Know that Loves Each Other, Like Brothers and Sisters, I will Forever cherish that in my heart...Kisses and Hugs From Plano TX.
Stephanie Ross-RodriguezPlano, TX
You will never find another friend like Corey Cruce. Always there when you needed him and excited to show you what he knew. I will miss this guy greatly. My heart goes out to Susan, Brandon and Addie, love you all.
I knew you for a short time, a few years. We shared an excitement for weather and radios. In that time you became a trusted friend. May my prayers join those of the whole of creation for your new adventure and for your wife and kids and all who love you.
Vaya con Dios my friend.
J David OvertonMidland, TX
Corey's thirst for knowledge, competition, and friendship,
his attitude of excitement, teamwork, and confidence,
has left us all with a desire to enjoy the moments he was here.
HHS seats and halls and fields will always be filled with school pride;
A pride infused with the spirit of you, Corey Cruce.
Fly High with the Eagles, Corey!
Erica ArmstrongHOBBS, NM
Continued prayers for the family.
Class of 93. I may not be there physically but mentally will be thinking and praying for family and friends.
Martha ArreolaThornton, CO
Thank you Corey for reaching out to me and for keeping our Class of '93 connected! You will be missed. My condolences to your family!
Shondra M. QuarlesDallas, TX
Some people come into the world and don't spread much joy in 80 years. You were here a short time, but managed to make friends everywhere and share your heart all around. Thank you for being my friend and such a positive influence. See you again someday, Lord willing.
Kristi MartinkewizHobbs, NM
You and the kids are in our prayers. We love you.
Joe & Sherr McGuireLovington, NM
We love y'all very much and will try to make it depends when I get out of dialysis and how week I am when I get done . But just to let y'all know Corey will be missed very much and y'all are always in our prayers
Larry & Michelle ConstancioHobbs, NM
We will never forget being church family together, and watching you steal all our hearts with your "sexy eyes"!! Give your Mom and Grandma a big hug for us, Corey! We love you!
Robert and Laurie PellissierHobbs, NM
I'm not sure what to do anymore if I can't call you randomly out of nowhere for some weird strange issue I need advice about.....
I'm just speachless. A major loss.
Tammie OhaverHobbs, NM
Still praying for yall
Such a wonderful man! He will be truly missed!! Sending the Cruce family much love and prayer during this time!
Rachael Smith-TaylorBelton, TX
Class of ‘93 will always e greatful for your compassion and friendship! Soar high my friend! 🦅HHS🦅
Nina ParrasHobbs, NM
RIP. I really enjoyed your updates from our hometown. I pray for your family.
Grant D ReidGLENROCK, WY