Butch Crabtree

 Donald Carl "Butch" Crabtree

January 5, 1952 - February 2, 2018


Butch Crabtree, 66, of Creston, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 at LifeCare Hospice in Wooster.
He was born Donald Carl Crabtree on Jan. 5, 1952 in Lodi to the late Donald and Cleo (Bauman) Crabtree and was a 1971 graduate of Norwayne High School.   Butch had managed the Veal Plant in Creston for many years and enjoyed hunting arrow heads, watching sports and caring for his dog, Polly.
Surviving are his wife, Jean McIlvaine Crabtree; his daughter, Michelle Crabtree of Rittman; step-daughter, Heather (Michael) Wickens of Wooster; 4 step-granddaughters;  a sister, Pat (Dan) Hess of Sterling; nieces and nephews and special friends, David and Virginia Hampe and their daughter Polly.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Elly McDevitt, Vickie Crabtree and Carol Evanish.
Family services will be held at a later date with interment in Creston Maple Mound Cemetery.  Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com  Memorial contributions may be made to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

To leave an expression of sympathy for the family, please send through the Message Board on the left. 

Name: Hunter Blackburn

Donald (or Butch) was a nice guy with a smile always on his face. I used to deliver food to him on Wednesday's. He always talked about his family, and his beloved dog, Polly. Please know that the family is in my prayers and wellwishes at this time of sorrow.


Name: LInda Grier

My deepest condolences, Butch was a dear friend at a time I needed one. He will be missed. God,s Blessings upon each of you in you loss.



Name: Jim Glessner

 My sincere sympathy to the family of Butch. As we were in school together, it is a sad time, but brings back the fun times and joking around then. Jean, Michelle, Pat remember the good times!! those memories are forever.
Jim Glessner 



Name: Rick Weahry

In my youth you were my best friend and will always be in my heart. Rest in peace brother, until we meet again.


Name: Cathy Coffey

Jeff and I want to express our sympathy to Butch's family and friends.  We saw him once a week for years and will miss him.


Name: Patricia Reynolds

To the family our prayers are with you.








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