ENID — Funeral service for Dale E. Crabb, 89, will be 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at First Baptist Church with Pastor Keith Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the United States Marines, under the direction of Brown-Cummings Funeral Home.
Dale was born Aug. 24, 1922, in Anthony, Kan., to Wayne and Dorthea (Miller) Crabb and died Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at Greenbrier Nursing Home in Enid.
Dale grew up in Anthony, Kan., and attended Pratt High School.
He then went to work for the C.C.C. before volunteering for the United States Marines, where he was a Marine Raider serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He received a Purple Heart for his service.
He married Iva Lee Vance July 1, 1949, in Pratt, Kan. They celebrated 62 years of marriage this year.
He owned and operated his own gas station before going to work in the oil field. He then was a car salesman for Hume Dodge and later at Chrysler Fidelity Motors for 20 years. He then was licensed as a real estate agent in Enid for over 20 years. He was a long time member of First Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Iva of the home; sons, Dale Crabb and wife Deanna of Enid, David Crabb and wife Andrea of Enid and Mark Crabb of San Francisco, Calif.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Gene and Johnny; and sisters, Karen, Laura and Judy.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Jerry and Danny; sisters, Vera, Lee Ann, Nancy and Donna; and son, James Marshall.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church with Brown-Cummings Funeral Home serving as custodian of the funds.