Gene Dabney, 76 of Mexia, passed away on February 26, 2021 at Parkview Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Jones Funeral Services Chapel with Bro. Rick Washington officiating. Interment will follow at Kirk Cemetery. Family visitation will be held Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. The family is encouraging that face mask be worn.
Gene was born on November 10, 1944 in Mexia to John & Eula Smith Dabney. He was a welder by trade, but loved finding all kinds of projects to work on, especially lawnmowers. He loved spoiling kids, which included playing his guitar and singing to them. He liked to help anyone he could; from family to friends and neighbors.
He was preceded in death by his parents and many siblings. Survivors include is brother, Ray Dabney & wife, Vana of Mexia and kids; sister, Marie Carter of Gilmer and kids; nieces, Donna Nichols & husband, Wayne and Regina Gilchrest & husband Joey, all of Groesbeck; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers are Ollie Hicks, Gage Hicks, Jacob Hicks, Joey Gilchrest, Jesse Owens and Bobby Dabney. Honorary pallbearers are Randall Dobson and Tyler Gilchrest.
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