William H. Crabill Sr., 73

SEPT. 7, 1938-APRIL 9, 2012

April 10, 2012

William Harold Crabill Sr., 73, of 125 Doub Way, Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, April 9, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown.

Born Sept. 7, 1938, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of the late William Ray and Evelyn Mae Staubs Crabill.

He graduated from Brunswick High School in 1956, and from the Maryland State Police Academy in 1962.

He was formerly employed with Frederick (Md.) City Police, and then with the Frederick County (Md.) Sheriff's Office from 1975 to 1991.

He was a former member of United Fire Co. 3 and Junior Fire Co. 2, both in Frederick, and the Civil Air Patrol. He was also a former member of Boy Scouts of America in Frederick and Hanover, Pa.; and the Moose Club in McSherrystown, Pa. He was an American Red Cross instructor in Frederick.

He is survived by his wife, Carol Ann Swope Crabill; one daughter, Lori Annette Crabill; four sons, William H. Crabill Jr. and his wife, Dawn, Ramon Lee Crabill and his wife, Theresa, Vincent Carroll Crabill Sr. and his wife, Michelle, and Vic Christopher Crabill Sr. and his wife, Denise; two sisters, Beverly Ann Hedrick and her husband, Robert, and Barbara Ellen Whisenant and her husband, John; one brother, James Ray Crabill and his wife, Beverly; 14 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one grandchild.

Services will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no viewing.

The family requests omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 224 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, MD 21740, or to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 17630 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements are by Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown.

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