Charlie Crabtree 1570801550HENDERSON, Ky. (10/12/19) — Charles Linn Crabtree III died Thursday at home in Henderson. He was born June 21, 1939 in Henderson to Charles Lee and Mary Lou (Ferguson) Crabtree, 1957 graduate of Henderson City High School and 1976 graduate of ISUE (USI).

He was a member of four branches of service (Air Force, Navy, Army National Guard and Army Reserve) and was a veteran of the Vietnam War where he worked for Armed Forces Radio on the USS Hancock. He married Grace Kimiko (Kim) Nakamura Sept. 24, 1961 at All Soul’s Episcopal Church in Machinato, Okinawa and was married for 58 years. Crabtree later worked as a parts man for Whayne Supply Company for 27 years. After retirement, he devoted his time and energy to co-creating the City High Alumni Association and member of the American Legion, War Memorial Foundation, South Middle School Veterans Day Committee and lifelong member of St. Paul’s Church. His life was devoted to service to his family, country, community, church and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Carol, and her husband Gus.

A funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Henderson, with Father Rich Martindale officiating. Donations are being accepted in memoriam to the City High Alumni Association, War Memorial Fund, South Middle School Veterans Day Committee or St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Arrangements entrusted to Benton-Glunt Funeral Home.

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