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James Sidney Crabtree

In Obituaries by OC Monitor Staff

OWESNBORO, Ky. — James Sidney Crabtree, 84, of Owensboro, passed away Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, at the Beaver Dam Nursing and Rehab Center in Beaver Dam. He was born July 14, 1938, in Owensboro, Kentucky, to the late Herman Troy Crabtree and Christina Elizabeth Bivens Crabtree.

He was retired from Baskin Robbins in Owensboro where he worked for 35 plus years after working for the Ideal Milk Company for several years. James was a long-time member of the Odds and Ends Square Dance Club in Owensboro.

He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and served in Okinawa, Japan.

Aside from his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers Curtis and Johnny, and six sisters, Alberta, Mary, Margaret, Daisy Mae, Patricia, and Pansy.

James is survived by his children, three daughters, Sherrie (Kedric) Belcher, of Evansville, Indiana, Donna Fleischmann, of Owensboro, Sandy (Greg) Hillard, of Beaver Dam, Kentucky; and one son, James “Rick” (Maxine) Crabtree, of Evansville, Indiana; one sister, Angela Gentry, of Owensboro; and seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Services for James will be at Haley-McGinnis Funeral Home on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m. Visitation will be at Haley-McGinnis on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 5 p.m. until the time of service.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Crabtree.

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