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 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; grandchildren, Adam Sauls, Taylor, & Jacob Crabtree; numerous nieces and nephews.
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Flowers welcomed or memorials may be made to Transitions Hospice.
Visitation, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell and other times at the home. www.stricklandfuneral homes.net