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Thomas F. Dabbs, 81, passed away November 24, 2017, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo.
Tom was born April 1, 1936, in Reeds, Mo., to Joseph Fern Dabbs and Addie Crystal "Stansbury" Dabbs. He was a lifetime resident of the Carthage area, served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1962 and was stationed aboard the U.S.S. Oriskany. Tom worked at Southwestern Bell Telephone for 30 years, from which he retired, and was a member of the Center Creek Social Club and a member of VFW Post #2590 in Carthage.
Tom was united in marriage to Mary Jean "Moore" on July 21, 1961, in Joplin, Mo.; she survives.
Tom is also survived by three daughters, Debbie Dietz (Troy), Terri Dabbs (Duane Ducote), both of Carthage, and Connie Shields (Vic), of Reeds, Mo., along with nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 28, at Ulmer Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, November 27, at Ulmer Funeral Home. Burial will be at Park Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to VFW Post #2590 in care of Ulmer Funeral Home.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.
Published on November 26, 2017
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