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Obituary: Donald Keith Crabtree, 72, Taylor Co., KY

Mr. Crabtree was a respected Campbellsville businessman. He was a founding member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church. He owned Crabree Firestone for many years and was employed by Tec-Fab and by Taylor County Elementary. He was a member of emergency response groups, a horseman, a member of the Emmaus group, and served honorably in the Kentucky National Guard.

Donald Keith Crabtree, 72, Campbellsville, KY, died at 7:55amET, Tuesday, September 8, 2009, in Campbellsville, KY.

The funeral service will be at 3:30pmET/2:30pmCT, Friday, September 11, 2009 at the St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 1001 S Central AV, Campbellsville, KY, by Rev. Mike Humble and Dr. Bill Taylor. Burial will be in Brookside Cemetery. Pallbearers are Jarvis Agee, Matt Force, David Crabtree, Thomas Grammer, J. P. Crabtree, Jody Harmon, Chris Force, and Paul Harmon. Visitation will be after 4:00pmET, Thursday, September 10, 2009 at the Parrot & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon AV, Campbellsville, KY, and after 9:00amET., Friday, September 11, 2009 at the Church


Donald Keith Crabree, 72, Campbellsville, KY (December 7, 1936 - September 8, 2009)

Donald Keith Crabtree of Campbellsville, KY son of the late Edward Lee Crabtree and Catherine Pearl Gregory Crabtree, was born December 7, 1936 in Taylor County, KY. He died at 7:55amET, Tuesday, September 8, 2009 in Campbellsville, at the age of 72 years, 9 months, and 1 day.

He professed faith in Christ and was a member of the St. Andrew United Methodist Church where he was one of the founding members and led singing for many years.

He and his family owned and operated Crabtree Firestone Store for many years.

He had been employed by Tec-Fab and was a Taylor County Elementary School employee and lunchroom monitor. He was a Boy Scout Master, a Kentucky CPR instructor for the American Red Cross, an EMT, founding member of the Taylor County Dive Team and Taylor County Rescue Squad, a former member of the Taylor County Ambulance Service, Campbellsville-Taylor County Fire Department, Campbellsville Rotary Club, former President of Lake Cumberland EMS, member of the Emmaus Community, and member of the Hill and Valley Saddle Club. He also enjoyed motorcycle riding for many years. He served his country honorably in the Kentucky National Guard.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy Jo Humble Crabtree, Campbellsville, KY, and the following:
  • Two sons and three daughters: Gene Crabtree and wife, Sue, Sharon Kaye Force and husband, Carlos; Donna Grammer and special friend, Jarvis Agee, and Lisa Benningfield and husband, Barry of Campbellsville, KY; and David Crabtree and wife, Phyllis of Elizabethtown

  • Two step-sons: Paul Harmon and wife, Jennifer, and Jody Harmon and wife, Vickie of Campbellsville, KY

  • Ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren

  • One brother: Greg Crabtree and wife, Carolyn of Parksville, KY

  • Several nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends.
The family requests expressions of sympathy be donations toSt. Andrew United Methodist Church and may be made at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

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Remembering Donald Keith Crabtree
(December 7, 1936 - September 8, 2009)




2009-09-10 - Photo Courtesy Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home. Campbellsville, KY
Donald Keith Crabtree (December 7, 1936 - September 8, 2009); above with his wife, Peggy Jo Humble Crabtree.

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