In Memory

Larry Crabtree VIEW PROFILE

November 16, 2008

Larry P. Crabtree

Larry Paul Crabtree, 53, of Norman, passed away at his home on November 12, 2008. Larry was born in Enid, Oklahoma on June 19, 1955, to Paul and Jeanne Crabtree. Larry was raised in Norman and spent most of his life here. He graduated from Norman High School in 1973.

Following his father's passion for aviation, Larry became a licensed pilot at a young age. He loved flying and later became a Certified Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic. He worked for The Airman at Max Westheimer Airport in Norman for many years, and at Tinker Air Force Base. More recently, Larry was employed by the University of Oklahoma.

Larry was a talented and self-taught guitar player. He also loved anything to do with computers or other electronics, and was an excellent cook. Among his culinary talents, his specialty was home-baked breads, which he contributed to many family meals and holiday dinners. Larry will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor, his quick wit and his unselfishness. He was a generous and loving human being and was kind to all he met. Larry loved animals, especially dogs. As a child, he was the one who brought home most of the strays that later became the family's beloved pets. Larry will be deeply missed by his family and the many friends he made in Norman, at the University of Oklahoma, as well as the numerous friends all over the world who shared his humor over the Internet. Larry inherited his mother's gift for writing and his father's gift for art, which he combined into witty political satire. He was an inventor, a comedian, a clown, a musician, a pilot, a mechanic, a computer nerd, a writer, an artist, but most of all, a gentle, caring man who will be greatly missed. No spirit was ever so sweet, no human ever so kind, no soul ever so gentle.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Jeanne and Paul Crabtree; and his brothers, Chris, Les and Scott Crabtree. He is survived by his daughter, Crystal Crabtree, his siblings, Donna Nelson, Norman; Belle Marshall and husband Jon, Norman, Lucie Delheimer, Houston, Texas, Mark and wife Pamela, Lakewood, Colo., and by sisters-in-law, LeAnne Burnett, Oklahoma City, and Jennifer Crabtree, Cleveland, Texas. He is also survived by nieces and nephews, Chris Crabtree, Jr., Anne Deyalsingh, Alane Holm, Natalie Crabtree, Aubree Williams, Erin Pierce, Lesley Marshall, Drew Delheimer, Amanda Smith, Max, Justin, Gus and Ty Burnett, Frannie Ring and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and close friends, James, Jeanne and Nancy.

In keeping with Larry's generous spirit and willingness to help his fellow man, memorial contributions may be made in his name to Food and Shelter for Friends, located at 104 W. Comanche, Norman, OK 73069.


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