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