Luther W. Crabtree of Fairland died Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at the Meadows Care Center in Joplin, Mo.

He was 90.

Mr. Crabtree was born Sept. 22, 1917, in Lakeside, Mo., to Frank Crabtree and Beatrice Blanton Crabtree.

He was a World War II veteran of the Army, serving from 1941 to 1945.

He was a truck driver for United Transport Trucking Company for many years and a member of the First Baptist Church of Fairland.

He married Dolores Ricketts on Feb. 6, 1949, in Bentonville, Ark. She survives.

Additional survivors include one daughter, Diana Gurley of Joplin.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Frank, Richard and Bill Crabtree.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Ozark Memorial Park Cemetery. Pastor Roger Hasselquist will officiate.

Arrangements are under the direction of Simpson Funeral Home of Webb City, Mo.