Richard D. Crabtree, age 80, of Kincaid, Kansas, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Garnett, Kansas.
He was born July 25, 1935, at LeRoy, Kansas, the son of William and Myrtle (Rohr) Crabtree. Richard graduated from LeRoy High School with the Class of 1954. He joined the Marine Corps in 1954 serving for eight years as a mortorman and a combat photographer. He then served for 12 years for the Army National Guard ADJ General Corps. Upon retiring in 1987, he moved his family back to Colony began working for Anderson County Sheriff Department in Colony assisting as a City Marshall.
Richard married Dolores Dickerson on November 2, 1956 at LeRoy, Kansas. This union was blessed with five children.
He was a member of the Colony Lions Club, served on the Colony Fire Department, and was a very proud card carrying member of the NRA. He was a member of their Golden Eagles Club.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dolores Crabtree in 2005; one son, Steven Crabtree in 1971; and one grandson, Jason Abbott in 1983.
Richard is survived by two sons, Gary Crabtree and wife Janet of Overland Park, Kansas, Thomas Crabtree of Ft Stewart, Georgia; two daughters, Susan Rowan and husband Joey of Ft. Worth, Texas, Cathy Stephens and husband Paul of Kincaid, Kansas; six grandchildren, Emily, Amanda, Kalee, Caleb, Austin, and Sydney; brother-in-law, Gene Dickerson and wife JoAnn of Colony, Kansas.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Monday, May 23, 2016, at LeRoy Cemetery, LeRoy, Kansas. The family will be present to greet friends on Sunday evening at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Colony from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Colony Fire Department or the Colony First Responders.
You may send your condolences to the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.