Dennis Paul Mabe
Published 6:17 am Saturday, February 16, 2019
Dennis Paul Mabe died Monday, February 4, 2019. Born on October 30, 1927 in Walnut Cove, Dennis was 91. He was predeceased by father Charlie Mabe, mother Pearlie Stephens Mabe, sister Mozelle Mabe Walker and brother William Mabe. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Botts Mabe, daughter Paula Gay Mabe Johnson, son-in-law Larry Johnson, stepsons Robert Michael Greenwood and Steven Russell Greenwood, granddaughter Claire Taylor Johnson and grandson Robert Michael Greenwood, Jr. and Kyle Connor Greenwood, sister Lucille Mabe Harris and brother Charlie Mabe Jr., many nieces and nephews and friends.
Dennis served in the US Navy for three years, farmed for five years and then moved to Portsmouth, Va. where he served in the US Army National Guard for 17 years. He owned and operated Mabe’s Landscaping in association with Coleman’s Nursery in Portsmouth and when he retired to Nags Head, he established Mabe’s Landscaping on the Outer Banks. Dennis was a former member of Churchland Masonic Lodge No. 276 AF & AM and a member of the Manteo Lodge No. 521 AF & AM. He was also a former member of the Khedive Temple of the Shrine and past member of Esther Chapter No. 37 OES.
A memorial service will be held at Liberty Christian Fellowship Church, 244 Williams Drive, Kill Devil Hills on Sunday, February 24 at 3 p.m. Interment will be held at the Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, 5310 Milners Rd, Suffolk, Va. on Monday, February 25 at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Children’s Hospital of The Kings Daughters in Norfolk, Va., and/or to the Outer Banks SPCA in Manteo.
Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at www.TwifordFH.com.