Kenneth E. Crabtree
April 9, 1941 - February 3, 2018
Long-time Coalinga resident, Kenneth E. Crabtree, 76, passed away on February 3, 2018 in Fresno, CA. Kenneth was born on April 9, 1941 in Madisonville, Kentucky to William Crabtree and Julia Merrick Crabtree. Kenneth was a veteran of the U.S. Navy actively serving from 1961 -1966 as a Personnelman Seaman. After leaving the service, he began a lengthy career with the Pacific Bell Telephone Company. After his retirement from Pacific Bell, you could usually find Kenneth on the golf course with his buddies. In addition to his passion for golf, Kenneth enjoyed his daily walks, watching his Kansas City sports teams, and western movies.
Kenneth is survived by two brothers, Carroll Crabtree and James Crabtree, both of Madisonville, KY, numerous nieces and nephews, and his stepdaughter, Leslie Reynolds of Hanford. He was preceded in death by his son, Kevin Scott Crabtree, his parents, William and Julia Merrick Crabtree, and his siblings, Margaret Ausenbaugh, Nadine Hook, Ruth Coble, Nora Grace Tischnor, William Crabtree Jr., Charles Crabtree, and Herman Crabtree.
A Funeral Service will be held for Kenneth on Monday at Faith Christian High School, 520 Monroe St., in Coalinga at 11:00 A.M. Friends who wish can make donations in Kenneth's memory to their favorite charity. Arrangements are under the direction of Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel.