Donald Ray Crabtree

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LUCASVILLE-Donald Ray Crabtree, 72, of Lucasville, died Sunday, June 1, 2014 at his residence.

He was born Sept. 20, 1941 in Lucasville, a son of the late John Clifford and Esta Wheeler Crabtree.

Don was a retired Account Manager and Supervisor for Pepsi-Cola, a member of Scioto Baptist Church where he was a deacon and taught Sunday School, and was a 1959 Valley High School graduate. Don was a member of the first football team at Valley High School, was a former Valley Local School Board Member for over 20 years, past President of Valley Athletic Boosters, avid Valley and Cincinnati Bengals Fan, member of the Over 55 Club, and honorary member of the Lucasville Garden Club.

He is survived by his wife, Coleen Arnold Crabtree, whom he married May 27, 1961 in Lucasville; three sons, Craig (Margaret) Crabtree, Darren (Mary Kate) Crabtree, and Jeffrey (Rhonda) Crabtree all of Lucasville; five grandsons, Aaron (Nikki), Bo, Curtis, Nick, and Nate Crabtree; two sisters, Carol Sue (Charles) Gregory of Tarlton, OH, and Joyce Elaine Crabtree of Lucasville; many loving uncles, aunts, nieces, and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, Michael Wayne Crabtree.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Thursday, June 5, 2014 at the Scioto Baptist Church on Cockrell's Run Road, with Dan Widdig and Jeffrey Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Scioto Cemetery. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Valley High School Gymnasium and an hour before the funeral at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the McKinley Funeral Home in Lucasville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Scioto Baptist Church, c/o Judy Arnold, 1680 Dace Rd. Lucasville, OH 45648 or Valley Tribe School Fund, c/o Athletic Director, 1821 St Rt 728, Lucasville, OH 45648

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McKinley Funeral Home
10562 Us Rte 23 N Lucasville, OH 45648
(740) 259-2481
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Published in The Daily Times from June 4 to June 5, 2014
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