Cumberland Times-News

November 2, 2013

HAROLD E. “GENE” CRABTREE SR. [San Angelo, Texas]

Cumberland Times-News

— SAN ANGELO, Texas — Harold E. “Gene” Crabtree Sr., 82, of San Angelo, passed away on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 at a local care center.

Family visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 at Robert Massie Funeral Home, San Angelo.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens with Pastor Charles Smith officiating under the direction of Robert Massie Funeral Home.

Gene was born on March 18, 1931 in Cumberland, to Chandos E. and Audrey (Barnes) Crabtree.   

He attended the Alleghany High School after which he joined the U.S. Air Force where he served his country for over 21 years.  After retiring from the Air Force he settled in San Angelo and worked for the Mitsubishi Aircraft Co. and SESCO. Gene is a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles. Gene married Pauneece Webb on Feb. 1, 1953 at the Immanuel Baptist Church in San Angelo.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents.

Gene is survived by his wife of 60 years, Pauneece Crabtree; son, Gene Crabtree Jr. and wife, Elaine; son, David Crabtree; daughter, Pat Long; daughter, Vickie Crabtree; son, Charles Crabtree and wife, Marsha all of San Angelo; sister, Retha Celia of Pompano Beach, Fla.; sister, Joyce Snyder of Cumberland; 12 grandchildren; and 16 and a half great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Regional Cancer Treatment Center, Baptist Hospice and the Hope House. Amanda, Eugene and I send you a very special thank you.

Gene’s obituary and memorial guestbook may be viewed online at