Longtime road and production manager Rick “Crabber” Crabtree passed away on Dec. 21, 2011. He had been battling cancer for two years but was in remission when he died in his sleep.
Among the artists he worked with on the road were Ricky Van Shelton, Tammy Cochran, Lorrie Morgan, Tanya Tucker and Johnny Paycheck. His career also included time as production manager at the Wildhorse Saloon and the Mohegan Sun Casino.
He is survived by wife Kate.
A memorial service is scheduled for Wed., Dec. 28, 11:00 a.m. at Dickson Presbyterian Church, 500 Hwy 70 E, in Dickson, Tenn.