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Willard "Jake" Mabe, age 79, of Corbin, departed this life on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at his home in Corbin.
He was the son of the late James Clint and Mary (Griffith) Mabe, Jake was born May 3, 1938, in Stonega, Virginia.
Jake was a retired Brakeman/Conductor for the CSX railroad, and was a veteran of the United States Air Force, a member of United Transportation Union, and enjoyed flea markets, hunting and fishing.
Besides his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife: Patsy Gibbs Mabe. Seven brothers: Junior, Garnett, Tom, Buck, and James Mabe and Arthur, and Martin D. Smith. Three sisters: Marie Caruso, Louise Dorton, and Julene Shaw.
Jake is survived by three children: Jeff Mabe and wife Trish, of Corbin, Jamie Mabe and wife April of Brunswick, Georgia, and Terri Barrett and husband Dean of Corbin; Two sisters Yvonne Durham and husband Johnny of Corbin, and Betty Moore of Sumter, South Carolina. Six grandchildren: Scott Morgan, Casey Mabe, Tony Hensley and wife Katherine, Bethany Hensley, Austin Mabe, Aaron Mabe. Three great-grandchildren: Jeffrey Hensley, Sammie Hensley, Kade Mabe.
Jake also leaves behind a host of relatives and friends to mourn his passing.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018, at 2 p.m. at the O'Neil - Lawson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Joe Eaton and the Rev. Allen Bonnell officiating. Burial will follow in the Corinth Cemetery with grandsons, and Jim and Johnny Durham as pallbearers.
Visitation will be Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, from 6-9 p.m. at the O'Neil - Lawson Funeral Home.
O'Neil - Lawson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Published on February 8, 2018
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