Born Sept. 15, 1927, in Atlanta, he was the son of Carleton C. and Gertrude Owens Crabill.
He attended Boys High School and served in the U.S. Navy in the last months of World War II. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy and a lifelong Bulldog fan.
He and his wife of 64 years, Beth Jones Crabill, split their time between the North Georgia mountains and Jensen Beach, Fla. The former owner of East Atlanta Pharmacy, he was an avid tennis player and loved to travel with his wife and grandchildren.
Mr. Crabill was a member of Clarkesville United Methodist Church and a former Gainesville District lay leader and delegate to the denomination’s North Georgia Conference. He earlier served as chairman of the South DeKalb YMCA and was a member of the E.A. Minor Lodge No. 603.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister, Betty Rogers of Charleston, W.Va.; daughters, Betsy Shirk of Alpharetta and Susan Condee of Morrisville, Pa.; son, Steven C. Crabill of Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J.; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Children’s Home, 500 S. Columbia Dr., Decatur, GA 30030; Clarkesville United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 365, Clarkesville, GA 30523; or the Helen Public Library, 90 Pete’s Park Road, Helen, GA 30545.
Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel, Clarkesville.
The Northeast Georgian
Friday, September 20, 2013