John Dabney

John Davis "Jack" Dabney

Sunday, November 23rd, 1930 - Thursday, August 20th, 2020
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John Davis “Jack” Dabney, 89, of Keystone Heights, died peacefully following an extended illness on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at Putnam Caregivers in Palatka. Jack was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. Throughout his years, he lived in Birmingham, AL; Huntsville, AL; Columbia, TB; Christiansburg, VA. He moved to Gainesville, FL in 1978 and spent his retirement years in Keystone Heights, FL. Following high school, Jack joined the Army and then attended Auburn University. He worked as a building contractor for 50 years. Jack enjoyed spending time with his family, boating, camping, golfing and was always involved with various church activities. He was an avid Auburn fan!
He was preceded in death by his wife of 62, years, Nancy Richardson Dabney.
Surviving his legacy are his children: Dave (Sherry) Dabney of Helena, AL; Dawn (Mike) Akers of Palatka, FL; Dean (Donna) Dabney of Palatka, FL; Dana (Jeff) Grant of Keystone Heights, FL; Drew (Holly) Dabney of Gainesville, FL; Doug (Tammy) Dabney of Gainesville, FL; a brother-in-law, John W. Richardson of Bargersville, IN; 17 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and his companion, Bettye Zowarka.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 5, 2020 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 200 Main Street, Palatka, FL with the Reverend Robert F. Marsh, Jr. and the Reverend Tony Powell officiating.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Jack’s Book of Memories page at .
Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
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    Saturday, September 5th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, September 5th, 2020 11:00am
    St. Mark's Episcopal Church
    200 Main Street
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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Kathryn Thomas

Posted at 07:14pm
I’m one of his grandkid’s, katie, he was my step dad’s father and from the day I met him, he accepted me into the family and treated me like one of his own grandkids, I am so sad about his passing and I remember when our son, Timothy, was in the NICU, he came to visit him and he had tears in his eyes, he was truly one of the greatest, nicest, loving, caring person ever and we used to go over to their house all the when we were kids to swim in their pool and to visit them and some of my best memories were there and with him, he was a strong man and he worked hard throughout his life

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