Louis Jennings Crabtree Sr.

Published 1:46 pm Thursday, June 19, 2014

Mr. Louis Jennings Crabtree Sr., 70, passed away peacefully at his home in Barrineau Park, Fla., on Friday, June 13, 2014.

He was born in Atmore, grew up in Barrineau Park, and was one of seven boys. He was drafted and served in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division during the Vietnam War and later began his career in Louisiana, working offshore in the oil and gas industry.

He moved to Casper, Wyo., in 1978 and later to Evanston, Wyo. He spent the next 25 years working in the oilfields of Wyoming and the surrounding area. He moved back to his family home in Barrineau Park in 2003, after he and his brothers sold their family business.

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Mr. Crabtree was preceded in death by his parents, Ollie Jennings Crabtree and Anna Catherine Dagen Crabtree; and brothers, Ollie Don Crabtree and Thomas Mathew Crabtree.

He is survived by his daughters, Darlene (Andy) Miller of San Antonio, Texas, and Angie (Doug) Crabtree-Dockstader of San Diego, Calif.; sons, Louis (Layna) Crabtree Jr. of Barrineau Park, and Thomas (Katie) Crabtree of Roswell, Ga.; six grandchildren, Jerni, Jayda, Louis III, Sophia, Bella and Thomas Jr.; and four brothers, Huey, Clay, Walter, and Monte.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 20, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home. Burial followed at Little-Pine Barren Cemetery in Molino, Fla.

Visitation for family and friends was held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home in Atmore.

Pallbearers were Kelly Crabtree, Ollie Crabtree, Taylor Crabtree, Colton Crabtree, Doug Dockstader and Andy Miller.