David A. Crabtree

July 9, 2009

David A. Crabtree 52, of Frankfort, died at 6:52 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2009 at I.U. Simon Cancer Center, Indianapolis, IN. He was born September 2, 1956 in Frankfort, to Leonard H. Crabtree and Barbara (Young) Harvey. Mr. Crabtree attended Frankfort Schools and was a 1974 graduate of North Montgomery High School. He was a tool and die maker working for Emerson Appliance Controls for the past 18 years. He also worked at Federal Mogul and Bell Machine. David was a longtime Cub Master, Pack 338, was a mentor for the Frankfort High School Vocational Program, member of the Eagles and Moose Lodges and enjoyed Harley Davidson motorcycles and classic cars.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 7 p.m. Sunday, July 12, 2009 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. on Sunday prior to the service. Family burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in his honor to benefit scouting; envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Survived by:

Mother: Barbara J. Harvey of Frankfort 2 Sons: Leonard J. Crabtree of Washington D.C. and Matthew A. Crabtree of Frankfort 4 Brothers: Larry Crabtree of Frankfort, Jerry Crabtree of Orlando, FL, Steve Crabtree of Wabash and Ed Crabtree of Frankfort Longtime Companion: Joni Spears of Frankfort and her two daughters, Jessica Kressley and Britney Spears, both of Frankfort Step Brother: Sonny Barker of Frankfort 2 Step Sisters: Ginger Creasy of Frankfort and Sandy (Barker) Evans of Frankfort Step Sister in Law: Liz Barker of Frankfort

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard H. Crabtree, Step Father, Donald Harvey and Step Brother, Joe Barker.


12 Condolences for “David A. Crabtree”

  1. Cheri (Wills) & Rich Reck July 10, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Dave was a very special person to many of us. His loving heart will always be remembered. Dave, we love you and will miss you dearly.
    Cheri (Wills) & Rich Reck and family

  2. Joyce Phillips July 10, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    I am so saddened to hear of Dave’s death. He was a good friend in tool and die when I worked in punch press. I am at a loss for words. I am so sorry Joni and the rest of the family. May GOD be with you in this time of sorrow and grief and give you strength. You are in my prayers.
    Joyce Phillips, Tazewell, TN

  3. Paula & Graydon Perkins July 10, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    We wish to express our sympathy to Dave’s family and friends. Dave was a super guy and will be missed.

  4. Jenny Smith July 10, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Know that you and your family are in my prayers. If there is anything that I can do, please let me know.

  5. Shandel King July 11, 2009 at 11:55 am

    You will truly be missed by all.
    From everyone at The Island.

  6. Marilea Cearlock July 11, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Dear Crabtree family,
    Dave was a great guy and will be missed by all who knew him. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Keith & Marilea Cearlock

  7. Tim Kuzmicz July 12, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    It was a great pleasure working with you, as a scout leader of Cub pack 338. You are one of the finest people that I have ever known. You will be greatly missed by friends, family, and all of the many scouts lives that you have touched throughout the years.
    Your friend
    Tim Kuzmicz and family

  8. Julia Lewis July 12, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    My prayers are with your family. I will miss Dave. He was a good friend. He could make me laugh even if I was having a bad day. No one else called me by moma louie but Dave. God will get you through this. He is in good hands now.
    Steve and Julia Lewis

  9. Kim and Chris Baker July 12, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    To The Crabtree Family
    Chris and I are sorry to hear about the loss of Dave’s life. He will be sadly missed. He had so much to give to everyone he knew. He had such a positive attitude with Chris when he was his mentor through the High School program and also to all his cub scouts. He was a good guy.
    Chris and Kim Baker

  10. Tammy July 13, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about the death of Dave. I wish I could have been there for the services. He brought a lot of joy to the Young family and will surely be missed.

  11. Chris, Lori, Thomas and Nick Barham July 14, 2009 at 9:25 am

    To Ms. Spears and the entire Crabtree family,
    We were so saddened to hear about Dave’s sudden illness and passing. We happened to be out of town and just heard late on Monday, or we would have certainly come to pay our respects. Dave is a favorite of both of my sons, through their involvement with Scouting, and he was a true gentleman. Dave is an example of an individual whom I have spoken to others about, one of the people who has made other peoples’ lives better, because he simply cared about them. His commitment to the boys and families in Scouting have made and will continue to make a difference in each of their lives, I sincerely believe. Always one to tell a joke, make others smile with the wearing of one of his many unusual hats (from his hat collection), or to make a Cub Scout feel pride after receiving an award badge and a “round” of applause that he led, Dave Crabtree was and is a caring example for humanity, for all of us who were blessed to know him.
    We are better off for knowing him and caring about him, and we will certainly not forget him.
    The Barham family – Chris, Lori, Thomas and Nicholas

  12. Brian, Lisa, Justin and Jeff Darrow July 17, 2009 at 10:03 am

    To Joe and Matt and the Crabtree Family,
    We were very saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. He was a wonderful person and influenced many lives through Scouting. He was great at encouraging the Scouts to excel. We hope your memories of the happy times spent with him with help to ease your sorrow. Our deepest sympathy to all of you.

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