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