Funeral Services for Mr. Roy Roger Mabrey, age 79 of Rickman, will be conducted at 2 PM Sunday, September 8, 2019, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. James Williams and Bro. Tommy Harris will officiate. Burial will be in the Zion Hill Cemetery. The family will welcome friends on Saturday evening from 5 until 8 PM at Speck Funeral Home.
Mr. Mabrey passed from this life on Friday afternoon, September 6th, from the comfort of his own home. He was born in Clay County on January 21, 1940, to the late Roy and Mable Irene Maxfield Mabrey. He loved to go fishing, tending to his garden, dancing, ginseng hunting, singing, riding motorcycles, and good food and friendship.
Mr. Mabrey leaves behind his son, Roger Allen Mabrey and wife Anna of Willow Grove; daughters, Debie Marie Taylor and husband Wayne of Willow Grove, Linda Irene Fox and husband Roger of Cookeville, Teresa Beth Randolph and husband Bill of Cookeville, and Cheryl Lynn Hooten and husband Eddie of Celina; grandchildren Jenny Taylor, Jessie Taylor, Jeremy Dennis, Michelle Mabrey, Stacey Bradford, Ashley Coffman, Brandon Fox, Wesley Fox, Nikki Fox, Zeb Randolph, Grayson Randolph, Silas Randolph, and Michael Copeland; significant other, Mary Cowan; 18 great grandchildren; brother James "Jimmy" Mabrey; and sisters Betty White, Pam Huddleston, Isabella Miller, Sandra Copeland husband Gordon, and Sharon Paul and husband Robert.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Mabrey was preceded in death by his wife Betty Marie Williamson Mabrey and sister Josephine Copeland.
"While growing up this wonderful man was like a second dad to me and my sister and we even called his beautiful wife mom. They both will be missed so much by their family, friends and the Willow Grove Community. Betty and Roger and their family will always hold a very special place in my heart. Please let me know of there is anything I can do to make thos heartache any easier? Even if ot is just a shouldeer to cry on. Love you all! ???"
"Debie and family: I am very sorry for your loss.
"Teresa and Family
We were so saddened to hear of Roy's passing. Remember he will always be alive in your hearts. We will remember his warm sweet spirit. He and Ms. Betty are together again. Praying God will surround you with His love strength assurance peace and comfort in the days ahead. God bless and keep you. Sending much love.
Bro. Ronald and Collette Dishman
Livingston TN "