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Kent Lee Crabtree, 46

Kent Lee Crabtree, 46, of Chillicothe, died June 9, 2013, outside Beckley W.Va., as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was born July 15, 1966, in Portsmouth, Ohio, to Paul (Brenda) Crabtree and LaVonda (Sam) Crabtree Cummings, who survive. On Sept. 8, 1990, he married Virginia S. Silva, who survives. Also surviving are his children, Enrique J. Crabtree, at home and Gayle M. Young, of North Carolina; his grandchildren, Braxton and Nicholas Young, and he was expecting another; a brother, Ronald P. Crabtree, of Chillicothe; two sisters, Angela J. Crabtree, of Ashland, Ky., and Regina G. (Bill) Mahle, of Cincinnati; two stepbrothers, Steve and Scott Dodson; his mother and father-in-law, Ciro and Susan Silva; two brothers-in-law, Ciro Silva Jr. and Enrique Silva; two sisters-in-law, Rebecca Nagar and Victoria Silva; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a grandmother, Evelyn McDowell, and a brother, James Crabtree.

Mr. Crabtree was a mental health counselor and a U.S. Navy veteran. He was also an advocate for the rescue of pit bulls, including his four dogs.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Church, Rev. Lawrence Hummer, Celebrant. Military graveside services, conducted by the U.S. Navy, will follow in Dayton National Cemetery. Friends may call 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Monday at Haller Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Haller Funeral Home, 1661 Western Avenue, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601.

His online memorial register is available at www.HallerFuneralHome.com.

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