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July 6, 2014

Reverend Bennie L. Crabtree

1921-2014

Funeral services for Reverend Bennie L. Crabtree, 93, of Muskogee, OK, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at Fort Gibson National Cemetery. Burial will be under the direction of Millsap Funeral Service of Fort Gibson.

Bennie was born January 14, 1921 at Dighton, OK, the son of Lee and Mary Jane (Largent) Crabtree and died Friday, July 4, 2014 in Tahlequah, OK. From 1942 to 1945, Bennie served his country in the U. S. Army. In 1981 he married Thelma Weatherly in Reno, NV.

Survivors include his daughter, Lora Foust of Bakersfield, CA; two sons, Odie Crabtree and Douglas Crabtree both of Bakersfield, Ca; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marcella Holcomb of Green River, WY, Rosezella Elgin of Idaho; one brother, Odis Crabtree of Oklahoma City; numerous cousins and other loved ones.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Thelma; son, Jimmie Crabtree; brother, Jimmie Crabtree; sisters, Floella and Hazel.

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