Woodrow Crabtree

October 9, 1937 ~ November 13, 2020 (age 83)


Woodrow Crabtree, age 83, passed away Friday, November 13, 2020, at his home in Stearns, Kentucky.

He was born at Pickett County, Tennessee on October 9, 1937, to the late Sam and Hallie Mae (Ledbetter) Crabtree.  Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Gary Lee Crabtree, three brothers: Coy Crabtree, Roy Crabtree, and Ciscero Crabtree, two sisters: Sadie Snyder, and Ruth French, and two grandsons: Michael Curtis Dean and Ronnie Allen Dean.

Surviving family include his wife, Norma Jean (Foster) Crabtree of Stearns, four daughters: Betty Lou Dean (Curtis) of Jonesville, Virginia, Sherry Hatfield (Jessie) of Stearns, Trish Perry (Terry) of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and Vanessa Barnett (John) of Madisonville, Kentucky.  There are two surviving brothers: Wendell Ray Crabtree of Williamsburg and Walter D. Crabtree of Stearns and five surviving sisters: Ruby Eagleton, Irene Watson of Florida, Mary Lawrence of Arkansas, Gloria Mae Spradlin of Somerset and Rachel Watters of Stearns.  There are 11 grandchildren:  Amanda Michelle Qualls, Elizabeth Dean, Jessica Hatfield, Zachery Israel, Diana Utley, Alicia Calder, Benjamin Crabtree, Shepherd Crabtree, Mitchell Brook, Carson Brook and Walker Brook, 6 great grandchildren, Alex Dean, McKenzie Cradic, Daejeon Dean, Payton Qualls, Conner Calder, and Noah Utley; and one great-great grandchild, Dallas Dean.

Woodrow had been a sandblaster for Harrison Steel Castings Company in Attica, Indiana and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church.  He enjoyed camping and fishing when he was younger and watching tv in his later years.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 1:00 the chapel of McCreary County Funeral Home with burial to follow at the Taylor Ridge Cemetery.  The family will receive friends Monday, November 16, 2020 after 6p.m. at the funeral home.

McCreary County Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements for Woodrow Crabtree.

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November 16, 2020

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
McCreary County Funeral Home
PO BOX 456 / 48 W Hwy 700
Whitley City, KY 42653

Funeral Service
November 17, 2020

1:00 PM
McCreary County Funeral Home
PO BOX 456 / 48 W Hwy 700
Whitley City, KY 42653

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