T.T. Crabtree, was for many years pastor of the First Baptist Church of Springfield, Missouri. A graduate of Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, where he met and married Elizabeth Bennie Cole on April 21, 1946. Crabtree completed a Master’s in Divinity and a Doctorate in Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He also taught preaching and homiletics at Southern Baptist Seminaries.
TT Crabtree, died at the age of 83 years on September 18, 2007 in the Primrose Health Center in Springfield.