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James Edward "Jimmy" Tabor

November 8, 1934 — January 18, 2024

Marion, KY

James E. “Jimmy” Tabor, 89, of Marion, KY died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024, at Livingston Hospital in Salem, KY after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.


Tabor was born Nov. 8, 1934, in Crittenden County. He was the longtime owner and operator of Tabor’s Chevron, Muffler Shop and Towing Service in Marion. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and former member of Crittenden County Lions Club. He was a charter member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Marion, where he served as a deacon.

He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon (Alma) Tabor; his mother, Esther Tabor (Ed) Phelps and two brothers, Doug (Betty) Tabor and Tommy (Mary) Tabor.

Tabor is survived by his wife of 59 years Betty Teer Tabor of Marion, KY; two sons, Scott (Laura) Tabor and Daryl Tabor, both of Marion and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 20, at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion, KY with Revs. Kirk Greenfield and Lester Watson officiating. Burial will follow in Mapleview Cemetery in Marion.

Visitation begins at 11 a.m. the day of the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Marion Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 544, Marion, KY 42064.
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