Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1946

Jim Crabtree JAMES "JIM" CRABTREE, 91, of Flint, TX passed away on May 1, 2021. He was born Oct. 14, 1929 in Ranger, TX to William Burton Crabtree & Alice Pearl Whitmire Crabtree. After graduating from Ranger High School in 1946, he enlisted in the US Army & served as a Military Police Officer. He received the WWII Victory medal and the Army of Occupation Medal, Japan. Following his military service, living in Waco, Jim became a Free Mason, graduated from Baylor University, and went on to have a successful career in the sales of industrial instrumentation field. Following retirement, he and his wife enjoyed traveling full-time in their RV and fishing. In 2004, they settled in Flint, TX Jim is survived by his wife, Ruby; son, Jimmy M. Crabtree; daughter, Debra Pitts and husband, Don; son, Tony Crabtree and wife, Margaret; grandchildren, Eric Carlson and wife Joanna; Elinda Carlson, and Cassandra Crabtree; great-grandson, Trevis Carlson. He is also survived by many extended family members. Jim was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Arthur Crabtree; and daughter, Pat Matonis; sister, Fay Crabtree Bargsley (RHS-1942) and husband, Coy; half-brothers, Jack and Raymond Murphy; and other family members.