Funeral services for J. L. “Silver Fox” Nabers, age 85, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Moore and the Rev. C. J. Duffy officiating.
Interment will follow at Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce with Eddie Gray, Ronald “Squirrel” Wills, Anthony Scott, Justin Nabers, Ben Nabers and Mike Barnett serving as pallbearers.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at West Oaks Funeral Home.
Mr. Nabers passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at Rock Creek Health and Rehab.
Mr. Nabers was born Aug. 25, 1927, in Commerce, Texas, the son of Homer and Josie Lena (Horton) Nabers.
Mr. Nabers retired after 32 years from Gulf State Telephone Co. as an equipment foreman. He was a member of the Grace Presbyterian Church of Greenville, where he was also an elder and a Sunday school teacher. He was also a member of the Western Swing Dance Society, the Genealogical Society and the Kiwanis Club.
He is survived by his companion, Dorothy Duncan; his first wife of 34 years, Jimmie Moore; daughter Jean Ann Scott and Mike Barnett of Cooper; sons Jack Nabers of Quitman and Johnny Nabers of Cumby; grandchildren Shawna Scott Terry, Anthony Scott, Benjamin Riley Nabers, Justin Nabers; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or to Legacy Hospice in Sulphur Springs.
Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home. www.westoaksfuneralhome.com
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