Lee R. Crabtree Jr., 78, of Independence, Mo., passed away Monday, April 23, 2012.

Lee R. Crabtree Jr., 78, of Independence, Mo., passed away Monday, April 23, 2012.

Lee was born July 24, 1933, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Lee R. and Marie (Holm) Crabtree Sr. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. Lee retired in 1993 from Fleming Foods after 30 years of dedicated service. He enjoyed bowling and woodworking in his spare time.

Lee is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Bev (Guerrant) Crabtree; daughter, Lynn K. Wostarek and husband, Thomas E.; granddaughter, Kathleen Smith and husband, Mark; and great-granddaughter, Natalie Lynn Smith.

Graveside services will be 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 27, at Floral Hills Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St., Independence, MO 64055.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.speakschapel.com

Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel, 816-373-3600.
 

 

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