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Jere Austill Crabtree Sr.

January 28, 1932 - January 15, 2014
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Mr. Jere Austill Crabtree, Sr., 81, a native of Mobile, Al and resident of Semmes, AL, died peacefully with family members at his side on January 15, 2014. He served in the United States Navy, and was a member and past president of Prichard Chickasaw Rotary Club (presently West Mobile Rotary). He retired from Zep Manufacturing after 20 years and then owned Ferns Unlimited with his son in Semmes for 30 years. He loved Mardi Gras, being a member of Mystics of Times; Alabama football and enjoying time with family and friends. His joys in life were his wife, children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Claudette J....
Mr. Jere Austill Crabtree, Sr., 81, a native of Mobile, Al and resident of Semmes, AL, died peacefully with family members at his side on January 15, 2014. He served in the United States Navy, and was a member and past president of Prichard Chickasaw Rotary Club (presently West Mobile Rotary). He retired from Zep Manufacturing after 20 years and then owned Ferns Unlimited with his son in Semmes for 30 years. He loved Mardi Gras, being a member of Mystics of Times; Alabama football and enjoying time with family and friends. His joys in life were his wife, children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Claudette J. Crabtree; daughter, Paulette C. Watson (Greg); son, Jere Austill Crabtree, Jr. (Kathy Michael); granddaughter, Holly W. Treadwell (Jesse); grandsons, Gregory Hamilton Watson, Jr. (Ashley) and Jere Austill Crabtree III (Ashley Holiday); sister, Helen Irene Hudson (Will); sister-in-laws, Bonnie Crabtree, Freddie Gale McPherson and Judy Arnold (Chris); nieces, nephews and other family members. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Edward Crabtree, Sr. and Helen L. Richardson Crabtree; and brother, Clarence Edward Crabtree, Jr. Pallbearers will be Austill Crabtree, III, Hamil Watson, Hal Arnold, Joe Cooper, Murray Driskell Jr. and Bradley McPherson. Honorary pallbearers will be, Wayne Crabtree, Murray Driskell, Sr., Mitch Lattof and George (Tommy) Taylor. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Radney Funeral Home, 3155 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL. Funeral services will be held at Springhill Baptist Church, 2 S. McGregor Ave., Mobile, Al on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in Pine Crest West, 1599 Snow Rd., Mobile, Al. All Condolences may be offered at www.radneyfuneralhome-mobile.com.

"I will miss speaking to Mr. Crabtree each year at the Christmas tree lot, and I send my sympathy to Mr. Crabtree, Jr. and other family members. Brenda..."

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