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Royce Paul Crabtree, age 71 of Simms, Texas passed away Monday, October 12, 2020 in a local Hospice Facility.  Mr. Crabtree was born November 30, 1948 in Corley, Texas.  He was a Baptist, Retired Road Master with Union Pacific Railroad, United States Army Veteran, 26 year Member of the Masonic Lodge #684, Dalby Springs and is preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and 5 sisters.


Survivors include  his wife, Velma Crabtree, two sons and daughters in law, Aron and Tonya Crabtree, Brad and Alisha Crabtree, one daughter and fiancé, LaManda  Crabtree and Jacob Martinez all of Simms, Texas, two brothers and a sister in law, Charlie and Gladys Crabtree of Yantis, Texas, Sherman Crabtree of Simms, Texas, a brother in law, Roger Freeman of Maud, Texas,  his grandchildren,  Haley and Adrian Keener of Simms, Texas,  Kelsey and Corey Smith of Simms, Texas, Katlynn Crabtree of Simms, Texas, Steven Obenoskey and Skylar Obenoskey of Simms, Texas, Tyler Crabtree of Simms,Texas one great grandchild Ryker Paul Crabtree of Simms, Texas and a number of other relatives and friends.


Funeral Services will held Friday, October 16, 2020 at 2:00 P.M in the Bates Rolf Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Shannon Crawford officiating.  Interment will be in Crabtree Family Cemetery,  Hwy 76 West Simms, Texas.  Visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M., Thursday, October 15, 2020 at the funeral home.


Covid guidelines set forth by the CDC will be followed.



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