A funeral service for Jake Mabe, 83, of Sulphur Springs will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, July 8, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Fred Lewis officiating.
Military graveside services, under the direction of the Hopkins County Military Coalition, will follow at Greenview Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Ronnie Landers, Bob Landers, Jack Landers, Tim White, Danny Cooksey and Brandon Fowler. Honorary pallbearers will be C.D. Ballard and Ballard Trucking drivers.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 7, at the funeral home.
Mr. Mabe died Thursday, July 4, 2013, at Rock Creek Health and Rehab.
Jake Mabe was born in Brashear on April 12, 1930, the son of Willie Estes “Bill” Mabe and Mable (Morris) Mabe.
He was retired from Ballard Trucking and a member of First Baptist Church.
Mr. Mabe served in the United States Marines Corps during the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include two sons, David Mabe and fiancé, Tiffany, of Mount Pleasant and Tony Mabe and wife, Donna, of Austin; two daughters, Gwen White and husband, Tim, and Karen Cooksey and husband, Danny, all of Sulphur Springs; two brothers, Roger Mabe and Dee Mabe, both of Sulphur Springs; one sister, Doris Mullen of Dallas; grandchildren Brandon Fowler, Jennifer Meers, Brooke Jones, Justin Mabe, Tonya Odom, Nicole Thomison, Jordan Mabe, Jensen Mabe, Loren Cline and Hannah White; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters.
Memorials may be made to Greenview Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 1504, Sulphur Springs, Texas 75483.
Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home.
The online register can be signed at: www.murrayorwosky.com
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