OBITUARY

Jack W Crabb

April 3, 1933August 17, 2013
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Jack W. Crabb, 80, passed away August 17, 2013. A visitation will be held Thursday, August 22nd from 10:00-11:00 AM with a Masonic Service at 11:00 AM and the funeral service to follow at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th St., KCKS. Entombment will follow services at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Shriners Hospital for Children in care of Abdallah Shrine Temple, 5300 Metcalf Ave., Shawnee Mission, KS 66202. Jack was born to Ernest and Minnie Crabb on April 3, 1933. He grew up in Kansas City, KS and graduated from Wyandotte High School. While in high school, Jack was in the band and held 1st chair as a trumpet player. He was awarded a full ride scholarship to Kansas University for music but chose to join the Navy and give his scholarship to the next student. He served in the United States Navy as a Seabee. He served in the Korean War while enlisted. After his time in the Navy, Jack worked for BPU as a Mechanical Supervisor for 32 years. In his spare time, he loved to do things outdoors. His hobbies included waterskiing, boating, fishing, dancing, riding motorcycles, and driving his Corvette. Jack was a member of the Dwight Cowles American Legion Post 370, the Stanley Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, the Abdallah Shrine, Tin Lizzies, and later joined the Escorts. Jack was preceded in death by his parents. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Marcia; daughters Kathy Sprouse and Kelly Jo Crabb and the mother of his children, Dee Gaupp. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Overland Park Nursing and Rehab for the wonderful compassion and care they showed Jack during his stay there.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, August 22, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, August 22, 2013
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Jack W Crabb

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July 31, 2014

To My Daddy: I love you so much and miss you terribly. You were the daddy that fixed problems and made sense out of life. Wish you and I could have had more memories. See you in Heaven with Jesus. Love, Kelly Jo Crabb

August 31, 2013

To Jack, My love forever,
I feel so blessed that I could share your life for over 19 years, and I miss you more than you'll ever know. I feel comforted in knowing that I have so many wonderful memories of our life together that no one can ever take away. You always said that you were driving Miss Daisy, and now Miss Daisy has to drive herself. I'll never regret the time I spent with you when you were in the hospiital or in nursing and rehab. You were my baby. Kathy was so much help and comfort during this difficult time, and I couldn't have done it without her.
Like you always told Kathy and me when we told you we loved you, you would always say, "I love you more." I know you are at peace now and not suffering, and until we meet again, You're my love forever.
Your Babycakes, Marcia

August 30, 2013

TO Jack, My Love Forever,

I feel so blessed that I could share your life for almost 19 years, and I miss you more than you'll ever know. I feel comforted that I have so many wonderful memories of our life together, that no one can ever take away. You always said you were driving Miss Daisy, and now Miss Daisy has to drive herself. I'll never regret the time I spent with you when you were in the hospital or in nursing and rehab. You were my baby. Like you always told Kathy and me when we told you we loved you, you would always say, "I love you more". I know you're at peace now and not suffering, and until we meet again, you're my love forever. Your Babycakes Marcia

Kathy Sprouse

August 28, 2013

Dear Dad: Others may have known you as a Navy buddy, a friend, husband, co-worker, or acquaintance, but you'll always be "daddy" to me. You were the one who brought me home from the hospital and stayed up all night with me. You were the one who bandaged my skinned knees and kissed me goodnight when I was a child. Growing up, you were my voice of reason, my inspiration, and my "rock" I leaned on when I needed you. I was able to return the favor when you became ill and needed me. I felt privileged to help Marcia, the love of your life, take care of you these past few months. I will hold our last day together in my memory forever when I told you I loved you when I was leaving and you said, in your usual way, "I love you more." Rest in peace now dad, until we meet again. Love always...Kathy (a.k.a "your sweet baby")

Craig Leibold

August 25, 2013

Jack, I miss you greatly, and I'm really bummed I will not get to hear any more of your awesome stories. You truly made a difference in my life. I feel honored to have had the chance to be your friend, and handyman when you wintered here. At least you will not have any more computer problems since they don't allow them in heaven. Until I meet you again when I pass through the pearly gates, may you rest in peace my friend ! Craig

Randi Dinges

August 22, 2013

Marcia I'm so sorry to hear about Jack. He always brightened my day with his smile. I will miss him dearly. You are in my prayers.

Joan

August 21, 2013

Marcia, I am so sad. Please know that I am here for you if I can help in any way...

Linda & Dave Dillon

August 21, 2013

We are so very sorry to hear about Jack. He was such a great guy - a wonderful personality! Our prayers are with you, Marsha.
Linda & Dave Dillon

Bob

August 20, 2013

I am grateful for the life of Mr. Crabb. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.

August 20, 2013

To Jack
The pain of losing you is tempered by the joy of having known you. Rest in God's loving arms.
Brothers Forever. Smitty