Gary Wayne Crabtree

Gary Wayne Crabtree, 64 years old, of Liberty, Mo., passed away August 25, 2021 at his home.

Gary was born September 2, 1956 to Howard and Shirley Crabtree in Excelsior Springs, Mo. He married Catherine Boyd on May 2, 1985 in Kansas City, Mo. Gary and Cathy adopted their daughter, Brittany, on April 24, 1998.

Gary loved being outside and working on his projects in the barn with family and friends. He loved traveling and making memories with his wife, Cathy. Gary was well known for wearing his Hawaiian shirts all year around. He was a very active member with the Knights Of Columbus and That Man Is You, and cherished his friendships with those in the groups.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Shirley Crabtree, and his brother, Howard “Bud” Crabtree.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine Crabtree; his daughter, Brittany Buell (Kevin Buell) and granddaughter, Sarina Buell; and his brother, Brian Crabtree.

In lieu of flowers feel free to make donations to the Knights of Columbus.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at St. James Catholic Church in Liberty, Mo. Rosary will be held at 7:30 p.m. with the blessing of his ashes.

Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.

Our Sincere Condolences

Dear Cathy, Brittany, and Brian,
I am so sorry for your loss. Gary has been a bright spot in my life for the past five to six years. Outings with Gary were always humorous, fun filled, joy filled events. His smile was infectious, and spread among the participants faces, particularly when a Gary story arose. I feel fortunate to call him a friend, and will miss him dearly. May God’s grace be upon you during this difficult time and with Gary forever.
John Jamboretz

We were so saddened to read this.  I wish we could have been there to support you.
All our love and prayers,
Jim and Marcie