Robert D. “Bob” Crumpacker
May 12, 1934-June 10, 2013
Longtime Walla Walla resident, Robert D. “Bob” Crumpacker,
79 passed away peacefully June 10, 2013. Bob was born May
12, 1934, in Star, Idaho, to Wilbur and E. Mary (Holman)
Crumpacker. Due to his father’s ministry obligations, the family
moved numerous times throughout his childhood.
Shoup and Salmon, Idaho being most memorable
to him. Bob served in the U.S. Navy from 1954-
1958, including tours on the USS Nereus and the
USS Watts. He graduated in 1959 from the Moler Barber College in Seattle.
He later owned a successful barber shop on Mercer
Island, Washington. On March 11, 1968, he and Wanda
(Williams) were married in Everett, Washington. They
moved to this area from Everett in 1972. He then
became a truck driver for various companies including
Hansen Harvester and Walla Walla Farmers Co-Op.
Bob enjoyed a variety of outdoor activities with
his family, including traveling, horseback riding, and
camping. He also enjoyed dancing, bowling and playing
cribbage. During retirement he especially enjoyed
spending time with his grandchildren, traveling to
Arizona for the winter and riding his 4-wheeler.
Bob is survived by Wanda Crumpacker, two
daughters: Cheryl (Michael) Fowler, and Lynette
Martindale; a step daughter Carrie (Randy) Knudson;
three step sons: Lyle (Cindy) Leibrant, Eugene
Leibrant, and Steven (Serena) Leibrant; his brother
Leonard “Blair” Crumpacker; eleven grandchildren,
eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews;
and his companion Chihuahuas, Chico and Paco.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister,
Emma Jean Larson and his brother, Wilbur S. “Bill”
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday,
June 29, 2013 at Mountain View Colonial-Dewitt
Cremation & Funeral Services, 1551 Dallas Military
Rd. Walla Walla, Washington. Memorial contributions
may be made to the VFW of Walla Walla or a charity of
donor’s choice through the funeral home.
Friends and family may write memories and
sign the online guest book at www.mountainviewcolonialdewitt.com