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Damon W. Crabtree
Damon W. CrabtreeFlagDamon W. Crabtree, 70, of Minford, died unexpectedly Saturday, February 18, 2012 at his home.

Born January 22, 1942 in Sciotoville, Ohio, to the late Loren and Lillian Crabtree, he married Louise Renninger of Pennsylvania on March 27, 1966.  They have lived together outside of Minford since 1978. He is survived by his wife, Louise; his son, Damon (Anne) Crabtree of Marysville, OH; his daughters, Kimberly (Bruce) Cunningham of Slidell, La; Jennifer (Justin) McBee of Lucasville, OH; and Trisha (Walter) Kaer of Fairbanks, AK; 9 grandchildren; Seth, Kirsten & Chase Cunningham, Drew Crabtree, Austin, Brookelynn, & Whitney McBee, Alexis & Ian Kaer, and 3 extended grandchildren, Kayla Landman, Damian Hall and Nicholas Hatfield. He is also survived by two brothers, Don Crabtree of Leesburg, FL, Edgel (Joan) Crabtree of Bow, New Hampshire; and a sister, Mary (Larry) McDaniel of Lucasville, OH. Mr. Crabtree was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Vancil and Joel Crabtree, and one granddaughter, Brittany Crabtree.

He joined the Navy in 1959 and was honorably discharged in 1964.  He was a police officer for 13 years in Harrisburg, PA, moving to Ohio in 1977 where he began working as a Security Guard for USEC from 1977 until he retired in 2007.  He then continued to work part-time for Innovative Solutions as a security escort. He was an active member and Deacon of the Tick Ridge Free Will Baptist Church, The American Legion Post #622 in Minford and a member of the Masonic Lodge #465 in Lucasville. He was a loving, husband, father, and grandfather. He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying fishing, hunting, and various other hobbies. He recently spent several months hand making a dulcimer to Auction at his Granddaughters Cancer Benefit Dinner. His life revolved around his lovely wife, children, and grandchildren. He was a light to all who knew him.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 23, 2012 at Erwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford with Pastor P.J. Fitch officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Burial Park in Wheelersburg. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday and one hour prior to the service on Thursday. A Masonic service will be conducted at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday by Lucasville Masonic Lodge No. 465. Military graveside rites will be conducted by James Irwin Post No. 622 American Legion and William A. Baker Post No. 363.

In lieu of flowers you may make a donation to The American Legion Post #622.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.edafh.com or on this website.

Note:  Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home is not assisting with arrangements.  Mr. Crabtree's obituary is posted here as a courtesy.  Feel free to express your condolences here or at www.edafh.com  They will be forwarded to the family.

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#1 from: Jamisons
Mon, Feb 20, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Damon & Anne, and Families,
We were sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Please know that we will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
In deepest sympathy, Ernie & Peggy Jamison

#2 from: Nancy and David Wiley
Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 8:39 AM

Damon, Ann and family,

So sorry to hear about the sudden passing of your dad.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.  

#3 from: Todd, Terri, & Jordan Hamilton
Wed, Feb 22, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Damon, Anne & Drew, so sorry to hear about your loss. We know this is a sad time for you all. Know that your in our thoughts and prayers. Love you all!

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