OBITUARY

James Henry Crabb Jr.

August 1, 1950January 24, 2021

James Henry Crabb, Jr. was born the fifth of nine children to James Henry and Zora Ann Crabb. He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 infant sisters, and a grandson. James is survived by his wife, 5 children, 2 sisters, 3 brothers, 6 grandchildren, and a host of family and friends. Jim loved children, animals, and the outdoors. He greatly valued his church family which included fellow believers from a number of different churches. He supported and participated in a number of local and international ministries and was always ready to volunteer wherever he could. Jim was a blood donor and donated blood as often as he became eligible. Jim studied his Bible every day. He often finished reading it through in less than a year. Jim served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was a truck driver more than 20 years before he became the activities bus driver for Rose State College. After retiring he became very active in the American Legion Post 111 in Edmond and he was very passionate about teaching and reminding people about how much we all owe to those brave men and women who serve our country. Jim’s sudden death was completely unexpected and he will be greatly missed.

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  • Memorial Service

    Monday, March 1, 2021

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Bernadine Musgrove

February 28, 2021

Jim was a great teacher of the Bible, he explained everything perfectly. He was always friendly & had a great smile, you felt like he was glad to see you. What a great family they were! Bonnie hugged me every time I saw her & shared with me that I had her mother’s name so I felt like we were old friends. I will miss Jim , my heart goes out to sweet Bonnie & family. My prayers are with you all.

Janet Griffith

February 27, 2021

I worked with Jim at Rose State. He was a special person and it was evident he displayed a Christian heart. Jim always had a smile on his face and was a very kind soul. He took pride in driving students and staff on "big blue." That's what he called the activities bus. Rose State lost a great man when he retired.
Prayers and blessings to the family! If Jim was anything at home like he was at Rose State, you had a treasure and a special husband, dad, brother, and grandfather. When he retired he was eager to be able to spend more time with his family and his garden.
May God surround you with His peace and comfort; and, walk with you on this difficult journey.

Tom Stepanski

February 25, 2021

When I got out of the hospital and started going to Soldier Creek Baptist Church, Jim was always there to greet me and made sure I always had the correct bulletin. He always had something positive to say. The short time I knew Jim, I knew he was a special Man of God. I will miss him.

Betty and Virgil Yeargain

February 24, 2021

Jim and Bonnie were great friends to us, and we so enjoyed Jim teaching our class for many years at zFBCC. May God grant peace and comfort to the family knowing he is with our Lord and Saviour.

Steve Brown

February 22, 2021

Jim was such a pleasure to see coming into the office. He always had a big smile on his face.

Teresa (Crabb) Powell

February 22, 2021

Thank you to everyone who has shared. Daddy is and will be missed. Daddy was a Sunday School teacher and very active in the churches we attended. Many of you had the privilege of learning from his daily Bible study.

He would be the first to tell you that he was not a saint. He did try his best. He worked hard to provide for us. He afforded the five of us the best education. He made sure that Mama was able to stay home and raise us.

His garden was the envy of many. He was always generous with the fruits of his labor.

He is with Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Gertrude and many others.

I know he is saying "Hello" to so many people. The most important of course, his Lord.

Daddy, I wish I could see what you saw when you arrived. What a beautiful group awaited you. Now, you must wait. We will take care of Mama.

Linda Mills

January 30, 2021

I was a member of the SS Class Jim taught at FBC Choctaw for many years. I enjoyed and learned so much in his class. He was a true scholar of the Bible. He was a friend and a fine Christian man I respected. My deepest heartfelt sympathy to Bonnie and family. Linda Mills

Mindy Moman

January 27, 2021

I worked for many years with Jim at the college and was saddened to hear of his passing. Please know you will all be in my prayers as you navigate his loss. ~Mindy

Tim & Matt Burkey

January 27, 2021

We were saddened to learn of Jim’s death.
Peace to Bonnie and children.
Your neighbors, Tim and Matt

Barbara Nichols

January 26, 2021

Years ago Jim's family and my family had a friendship that I recall how they truly were friends. In past few years met Jim and family at Church service then out about in community. Jim always had time for sharing what had being going on with his family and former church family we both had known. Prayers for Bonnie and Children.

FROM THE FAMILY