Robert D. “Bob” Crumpacker

1934 - 2013


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


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