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David Merlin Crabtree

June 9, 1962 - November 15, 2021

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YUMA, VA – David Merlin Crabtree, 59, passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021, at his residence.

David was born in Kingsport, TN on June 9, 1962, to Merlin and Ruth Crabtree. He was a lifelong resident of Scott County, VA in the Yuma community.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Diana Crabtree; brother, Wayne (Ninnie) Crabtree.

David is survived by his son, Caleb Crabtree (Rachel); grandson, Shane Crabtree; brothers, Steve Crabtree (Kim), and Brandon Crabtree (Amanda); sister, Carolyn Crabtree (Tony); sister-in-law, Donna Sheperd (Jimmy); nephews, Jacob Crabtree (Lauryn), Danny Housewright (Diane), Matthew Housewright (Sara), Brook Shepherd, and Everett Shepherd (Amber); nieces, Heather Crabtree, Brandie, and Katie; several other great nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 PM on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at Johnson-Arrowood Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 7:00 PM in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Samuel Newland and Pastor Larry Tolley officiating. Music will be provided by Tim Thacker. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, November 19 at Housewright Cemetery. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home by 9:00 AM to go in procession.

Pallbearers will be Brandon, Steve, and Jacob Crabtree, Danny Housewright, Jerry Thacker, Mike Thacker, Paul Hall, and Matthew Housewright. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Fugate, Bill Blair, Dan Thacker, Allan Horne, James (Tubby) Smith, John Rushing, Dana Housewright, and Shane Crabtree.

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Johnson-Arrowood Funeral Home of Church Hill is honored to serve the Crabtree family.