William Odell Crabb
May 30, 1930 – February 7, 2020
William Odell Crabb, (89), of Montgomery, Alabama passed away February 7, 2020 at his home. Mr. Crabb was born May 30, 1930 in Red Bay, Alabama to Audie and Effie Mae (Anglin) Crabb. He graduated from Florence State Teachers College, now the University of North Alabama and married Shirley Lovelace Crabb of Florence, Alabama in 1957, who preceded him in death. He served in the US Navy aboard the USS Oriskany shortly after WWII. He and Shirley moved to Montgomery, AL in 1961 where he worked in the Pharmaceutical business with Riker Laboratories, a division of 3M, his entire career. He was also preceded in death by his brother Charles W. Crabb. Survivors include his brother James Crabb of Sheffield, Alabama, three children, William Craig Crabb of Fitzpatrick, Alabama; Barry O. Crabb (Rennie), and Kelly C. Livings (Billy) of Montgomery, Alabama, five grandchildren: William Brent Crabb (Sarah), Jordan A. Crabb, Ellyn Livings, Emily Livings and Liz Anne Livings and two great grandchildren: William Carey Crabb and David Brent Crabb. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Pointe Church, 1565 Ray Thorington Road, Montgomery, AL 36117 or a charity of your choice. The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Jaunia Pearson, Betty Williams, Lugina Allen, and Huzell Brown for their dedicated, compassionate and faithful care. A private inurnment with Scotty Harris officiating will be held on Friday, February 14, 2020 at Alabama Heritage Cemetery with a visitation at 11am in the Magnolia Room.
- Visitation Friday, February 14, 2020
William Odell Crabb
February 15, 2020
My most deep condolences to you all with the passing of Bill. Shirley and I were first cousins and I would always phone her and Bill whenever I was in Montgomery. I have many wonderful memories of great times with them both during visits. Bill was always such a pleasure to be in the company of. He will be missed by many. Prayers go out for the entire family.