He was born Aug. 5, 1938, in Saline City, the son of Charles M. Crabb and Hazel Murphy Crabb.
He graduated from Ashboro High School.
As a young man, Charlie worked as a lifeguard at Dietz Lake.
The majority of his working years were spent as the parts manager for Walker Electric in Terre Haute.
Following retirement from Walker Electric, he was the owner and operator of C.J.'s TV and Appliance in Clay City.
He had also been an assistant to the county assessor for several years.
He was currently working as the custodian for the Clay City Schools.
Charlie served on the Habitat for Humanity Board, served on the Town Board in Clay City for more than 16 years and was a member of the Nazarene Church in Clay City.
On June 7, 1969, he married Jacqueline West Crabb and together, they worked and raised their family in Clay City.
Charlie enjoyed having a garden, swimming and truly enjoyed traveling. He and Jacquie were blessed with traveling to many parts of the world and both shared the love of experiencing new destinations.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Rick Crabb.
Survivors include his wife Jacqueline Crabb, Clay City, children Teresa Banales, Lisa Duffer, Blane Crabb (Suzanne), and Allie Crabb and fiance Andrew Collins, grandchildren Kristy, Kelsey, Jose, Yovani, Rendi, Lexi, Jeffrey and Brittany, great-grandchildren Matthew, Madison and Isaiah, sister Cheryl Fletcher (P.W.), Oak Forest, Ill., nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Services will take place Thursday, at 11:30 a.m., at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Sumner officiating. Cremation will follow with burial of the ashes at a later date.
Visitation will be Wednesday, from 4-8 p.m., and again Thursday, prior to services.
Pallbearers will include Andrew Collins, Mike Owens, Bill Wolf, Daryl Andrews, Jeff Bell, Jeffrey Duffer and Yovani Banales.
Memorial donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Light a candle in his memory at www.schoppenhorstfuneralhome.com.