INDIAN LAND – Gary Drew Crabtree, 68, died Saturday, April 13, 2013.
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He was born Jan. 28, 1945, in Humboldt, Tenn., the son of the late Clint Wilson Crabtree and Olive Genrose Reasons Crabtree. He was the husband of Mary Younce-Crabtree. Mr. Crabtree retired from Progress Energy, served our country in the U.S. Navy, and was of the Baptist faith.
Mr. Crabtree is survived by his wife, Mary Younce-Crabtree of the home; a daughter, Katherine Younce and her husband, William, of Indian Land; a stepdaughter, Arlene Welsh and her husband, Peter, of Key West, Fla.; a stepdaughter-in-law, Nancy Wrisley of Deerfield, Mass.; two stepsons, Paul Wrisley Jr. of Greenfield, Mass., and Steven Wrisley and his wife, Pamela, of Vero Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Rance Crabtree and his wife, Dianne, of Lake Wales, Fla., and Zane Crabtree and his wife, Lourdes, of Odessa, Fla.; two sisters, Diane Jacobs and her husband, Alvin, of Bluffton and Faith Goins and her husband, Charles, of Lewisville, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Bailee Drew Younce and Elizabeth Rylee Younce; and several stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mr. Crabtree was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Crabtree; and a stepson, Edward Wrisley.
The family of Mr. Crabtree will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Hartley Burgess Funeral Home, 1800 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster, and suggest memorial contributions to
, Lancaster County
, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210.
The graveside funeral service for Mr. Crabtree will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, at Sherwood Memorial Gardens in Alcoa, Tenn.
An online guest register is available on the obituaries page at www.hartleyburgess.com.
Hartley Burgess Funeral Home & Crematory of Lancaster (803-283-2100) is caring for Mr. Crabtree.
Published in Carolina Gateway on Apr. 17, 2013