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Paul L. Crabtree, 80, of Avon passed away Oct 21,2017 after a long illness. He was born in Dayton, OH on Aug 8th,1937 to Burns & June (Christopher) Crabtree. Until his retirement he was a semi-driver for U.S. Corrugated in Lincoln, IL. for 35 years. He served in the U.S. Army for 2 yrs and was a member of American Legion and BPOElks in Lincoln,IL.
On Dec 9th 1961 he married Marge (Oxley) Crabtree. Surviving this union are; his wife,a son Roger (Sara) Crabtree and daughter Kelly (Mike) Crabtree-Patton. He was a loving grandpa "Poppy" to Erin (Taylor) Edmonds , MacKenzie Crabtree and Elise Patton. Three great-grandchildren, Wyatt & Madelyn Edmonds and Karli Crabtree.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and 2 sisters.
Conkle Funeral Home in Avon are in charge of his services. Visitation will be held there Thurs Oct 26th at 12-2pm with funeral following immediately after at 2 pm. Burial will be in Birdseye Cemetery in Birdseye, IN. with memorial rites at the gravesite Fri Oct 27th at 2pm. In lieu of flowers the family has ask that any contributions may be made to St.Jude's Research for children. Online condolences may be shared at www.conklefuneralhome.com.
Published on October 24, 2017
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