Dr. Jerry Crabbs
Dr. Jerry Crabbs
Dr. Jerry Crabbs

Obituary of Dr. Jerry Ray Crabbs

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Dr. Jerry Ray Crabbs, 77, of Burlington KY went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. He was born in Rochester, IN to Lester Ferris Crabbs and Nettie Hoge Ray on January 25th, 1945. Jerry grew up and graduated from Rochester High School. He was a drum major in the marching band with his twin brother, Larry. He and his twin brother would travel to various churches where they would perform duets on the piano or one would play the piano and the other the organ. Jerry not only played the drums, piano and organ, but could play the trumpet and the sousaphone as well. He was very active in the boy scouts where he achieved Eagle Scout rank and the God and Country award. He was also a member of the Honor of the Order of the Arrow. He received an award from the American Legion for good citizenship, honor and courage. He also received a choral award. He received a 4 year scholarship to Indiana State University where he got his degree in pre-med and was also president of his fraternity. He was also a member of the National Blue Key Honor Society. He then went to graduate school at Indiana University in Indianapolis IN where he received his degree to practice medicine. He became a well-known and respected doctor for general practice. Jerry also spent a few years in the Navy. He loved to smoke his pipe, classic cars, playing the piano and fishing. Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Nettie, and his two sisters, Cherone Savage and Chaume Smoker. He is survived by his identical twin brother, Larry Crabbs, 7 children, Sean Devero, Dawn Ankrom, Lynn McNabb, Donna Tucker, Noell Snyder, Jordan Crabbs and Adam Crabbs as well as several grandkids and great grandkids.
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