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Lonnie Ward Crabtree

Lonnie Ward Crabtree

L. W. Crabtree

June 18, 1939 – October 27, 2014

WENDELL – Lonnie Ward “L. W.” Crabtree, 75, died Monday.  A native of Willow Springs he was son to the late John Howard & Elsie Holmes Crabtree.  

L. W. worked in construction and served in the U. S National Guard.  He loved quail hunting, the beach, and the outdoors.  Crab loved helping friends and would build anything they needed whenever they needed.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Evelyn Lumley.

Graveside funeral service, 1 pm, Thursday, Montlawn Memorial Park.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years; Patricia Bulman Crabtree, of the home, son; Michael Crabtree (Heather) of Zebulon, daughter; Susan Sauls (Roger) of Wendell, brothers; Jimmy Crabtree (Sue) of Apex, and Arthur Crabtree (Brenda) of Raleigh and grandchildren; Adam Sauls, Taylor, Jacob Crabtree, numerous nieces and nephews.

Flowers welcomed or memorials may be made to Transitions Hospice.

Visitation 7-8:30 pm, Wednesday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell and other times at the home.. www.stricklandfuneralhomes.net

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