Raymond Oscar Crabtree (F153)

Raymond Oscar Crabtree

Raymond Oscar Crabtree, son of George and Martha Smith Crabtree was born in Fentress County in 1911. He married Lona Opal Jones, daughter of Harrison and Esther Goad Jones on February 28, 1935.

Opal was born in Fentress County June 2,1918. Her parents were both dead by the time she was six years old and she was reared by her grandparents, Granville J. and Rosa Jane Goad.

Oscar and Opal bought a home near the Armathwaite School, shortly after their marriage and their son, Oscar Wayne, was born there October 3, 1938. Oscar was principal of the Armathwaite School for several years.

They sold their home in Armathwaite and moved to Jamestown about 1948 or 1949. Oscar was principal of the York Elementary School until about 1954. He then moved to Rockwood, Tennessee then later to Ducktown, Tennessee and taught in the school system in that area for a number of years. He died in November of 1983 and is buried in, or near, Cookeville, Tennessee.

Wayne married Bessie Beaty, daughter of Mese and Nina Anderson Beaty, July 7, 1958. They had one son, Jerry Dale, born November 11, 1962 in California. Wayne later married Eleanor Ryland Green and they live in Fort Myers, Florida.

Jerry Dale married June 4, 1983 and he has a daughter, Nicole, born in March, 1986. He and his family live in Crystal Lake, Illinois.

Opal worked in the county court clerk's office for nine years. She lived for a while in Illinois, then returned to Jamestown and worked at Jamestown Manufacturing for nineteen years. She quit her job there in the spring of 1983, sold her home, and moved to Fort Myers, Florida.

by Ilene Goad
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