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Curtis O. Crabtree

December 16, 1935 - December 30, 2020

Curtis O. Crabtree, 85, passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at I.U. Health Ball Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Logan, West Virginia December 16, 1935, the son of Wesley and Rosa (Fraley) Crabtree.  After high school, Curtis entered the United States Navy and served from 1952 until 1956 in Newfoundland and C…READ MORE

Curtis O. Crabtree, 85, passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at I.U. Health Ball Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Logan, West Virginia December 16, 1935, the son of Wesley and Rosa (Fraley) Crabtree.  After high school, Curtis entered the United States Navy and served from 1952 until 1956 in Newfoundland and Cuba on the U.S.S. J. Douglas Blackwood DE-219.

Mr. Crabtree moved to Muncie in 1960 and began his career as a Tool and Die Maker and Engineer with Reber Machine, Ken-Bar, and Yorktown Tool. He retired in 2000 after 42 years.

Curtis was a member of Glad Tidings Church, where he was a greeter and volunteered for Vacation Bible School.  He participated in church programs that gave supplies to the students at Sutton School, or always willing to help wherever he was needed.  Curt was a very kind person and especially loved working with children.

Curt always put his family first and let them know how much he loved them. He could never say No to his grandchildren and often helped them with school projects. He also coached DeSoto Little League Baseball for fifteen years.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Donna Crabtree; a son, Chris (Julie) Crabtree; four grandchildren, Jordan Huffer, Emily Huffer, Devan Crabtree, and Nicholas Crabtree; five great grandchildren, Lyllian Crabtree, Jagger Collins, Jo Jo Collins, Luke Collins, and Kingston Collins; a sister-in-law, Jean (Dale) Roark; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Crabtree was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Pam Huffer; several brothers and sisters; and a son-in-law, John Huffer.

Family and friends may call at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Mt. Pleasant Chapel, 7901 W. Isanogel Rd., from 12:00 pm until 2:00 pm on Tuesday, January 5, 2021.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Mt. Pleasant Chapel, with Pastor Kevin Holt officiating.  Burial will follow in Tomlinson Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Glad Tidings Church, 3001 S. Burlington Drive, Muncie, IN 47302.

Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.meeksmortuary.com.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Mt. Pleasant Chapel

Address:

7901 West Isanogel Road
Muncie, Indiana 47304


Service Information

Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm

The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Mt. Pleasant Chapel

Address:

7901 West Isanogel Road
Muncie, Indiana 47304


Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Tomlinson Cemetery

Address:

5301 S. State Road 67
Muncie, IN 47302


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