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Johnny M. Crabtree

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Johnny M. Crabtree
    Johnny M. Crabtree, born on March 18, 1938, in Sulphur Springs, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, after fighting a year-long battle with lung cancer.

    Mr. Crabtree was a resident of Lebanon, Tenn., for 35 years.  
    He was a loving husband, father and uncle.  
    He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Phyllis H. Crabtree; daughter Sue (Tim) Siens of Lebanon, Tenn.; step-grandsons Timothy and Benjamin Siens; sisters Betty Sue Crabtree of Sulphur Springs and Virginia (R.H.) Galloway of Hurst; nephew Russell (Tammy) Galloway of Fort Worth; nieces Renae (Gary) Toles of Watauga and Rhonda (Frankie) Moeller of Richland Hills; brother-in-law Kenneth (Anna Lou) Hickman of Lenoir City, Tenn.; nieces Aimee (David) Sexton of Lenoir City, Tenn., and Bekki (Bryan) Campbell of Lenoir City, Tenn.; nephew Michael (Ruth Ann) Hickman of Lenoir City, Tenn.; and niece Jill (Frank) Hall of Lenoir City, Tenn.
    He was preceded in death by parents John P. and Susie Oakley Crabtree; sister Sarah Ann Crabtree of Sulphur Springs; and sister-in-law Cathy Yearwood of Lenoir City, Tenn.
    Mr. Crabtree served in the U.S. Army.  
    A proud Texas native, he graduated from Sulphur Springs High School and was the Texas State Vice President of Future Farmers of America.
    He attended Lee University, Cleveland, Tenn., and the University of Dayton (Ohio).   
    He retired from civil engineering work with the City of Dayton, Ohio,  TVA and Bechtel-Savannah River.  
    He also worked for Donelson Home Health in Lebanon.  
    Mr. Crabtree was a partner/owner and employee of Hunters Point Golf Course in Lebanon.  
    Mr. Crabtree attended the Church of God Worship and Ministry Center in Lebanon.
    The funeral, officiated by the Rev. Gordon Lee, was held on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 2 p.m.  
    Interment in Cedar Grove Cemetery immediately followed the service.  Pallbearers were friends from Hunters Point Golf Course.  
    The family wishes to thank everyone for prayers and support during the past year, and medical caregivers, Dr. James Bachstein, Dr. James Peyton and TN Oncology staff, and Centennial Medical Center/Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, and University Medical Center.  
    In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Church of God Worship and Ministry Center Building Fund, PO Box 1040, Lebanon, TN 37088-1040.

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