Robbie Easton Crabtree, 4, of East Palatka, went to be with Jesus on Monday, June 11, 2018 at UF Health Shands in Gainesville following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in St. Augustine to Carl Crabtree and Ashley Holbrook. Robbie loved long rides in the woods and going to his church where he found great peace. He enjoyed visits from anyone in uniform, First Responders, Firefighters, Local Law Enforcement Officers, EMT folks and posing for pictures with his heroes in uniform with their equipment. He had a passion for Racing Cars and their drivers. His favorite snack was M&Ms and he enjoyed Super Heroes.
He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Robert and Marilyn Robbins, paternal great-grandmother, Shirley Nettles, maternal great-grandfather, Horace Robbins, and maternal great-grandparents, A.W. and Carolyn White.
In addition to his parents Robbie is survived by his sister, Skylar Holbrook and brother Carl “Cam” Crabtree Jr., both of East Palatka, paternal grandparents, Mart and Phyllis Crabtree of San Mateo, maternal great-grandmother, Kate Robbins of Interlachen, paternal great-grandparents, George Nettles of Palatka and Frank and Marlene Crabtree of Interlachen, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services celebrating Robbie’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at First Baptist Church of Palatka with Bro. Willie McKinnon and Sister Sophia Smith officiating. Burial will follow at San Mateo Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, June 15, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka.
In memory of Robbie, service attendees are encouraged to wear Super Hero shirts or Camo. “Robbie Strong” has become a battle cry for strength in our community.
Flowers are gratefully accepted, or donations may be sent to the Robbie Crabtree Benefit account at Ameris Bank.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Robbie’s Book of Memories page at www.johnsonoverturffunerals.com .
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.