He is survived by wife of 55 years, Phyllis H. Crabtree, daughter Sue (Tim) Siens of Lebanon, step-grandsons Timothy & Benjamin Siens, sisters Betty Sue Crabtree of Sulphur Springs, TX, Virginia (R.H.) Galloway of Hurst, TX, nephew Russell (Tammy) Galloway of Ft. Worth, TX, nieces Renae (Gary) Toles of Watauga, TX, and Rhonda (Frankie) Moeller of Richland Hills, TX, brother-in-law Kenneth (Anna Lou) Hickman, nieces Aimee (David) Sexton, Bekki (Bryan) Campbell nephew Michael (Ruth Ann) Hickman and niece Jill (Frank) Hall -- all of Lenoir City.
He was preceded in death by parents John P. and Susie Oakley Crabtree, and sister Sarah Ann Crabtree, of Sulphur Springs, TX, and sister-in-law Cathy Yearwood, of Lenoir City.
A proud Texas native, he graduated from Sulphur Springs High School and was the Texas State Vice President of Future Farmers of America. He attended Lee University in Cleveland and the University of Dayton (OH). A U.S. Army veteran, he retired from civil engineering work with the City of Dayton, OH, TVA, and Bechtel-Savannah River. He also worked for Donelson Home Health in Lebanon.
Mr. Crabtree was a partner/owner and employee of Hunters Point Golf Course in Lebanon. He attended the Church of God Worship and Ministry Center in Lebanon.
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 at the Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon, and will be conducted by Rev. Gordon Lee. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 12 Noon until the service.
Interment will follow at the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his friends from Hunters Point Golf Course.
The family wishes to thank everyone for prayers and support during the past year, and medical caregivers, Dr. James Bachstein, Dr. James Peyton and TN Oncology staff, Centennial Medical Center/Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, and University Medical Center.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Church of God Worship & Ministry Center Building Fund, PO Box 1040, Lebanon, TN 37088-1040.
Arrangements were in the care of Sellars Funeral Home, Lebanon.