(photo - from Norris Funeral Home webpage)
John Lee Mabe, 83, of 103 Elam Drive, Ridgeway, VA, died Friday, January 13, 2012 at his home.
He was born May 18, 1928 in Carroll County, VA to the late Isaac Manuel Mabe and Bessie Sheppard Mabe.
He was also preceded in death by a son, David Wayne Mabe; brothers, Walter E. Mabe, Bill B. Mabe, James Mabe and a sister, Pauline Mabe.
Mr. Mabe was a veteran of World War II serving in Germany. He was also known throughout the southern area of Virginia as an insurance agent for American General Insurance.
Surviving is his wife of 60 years, Juanita B. Mabe of the home; two daughters, Carolyn M. Guillion and Teresa M. Workman, both of Ridgeway, VA; three grandsons, Christopher Gullion, Alan Gullion and John McGann, all of Ridgeway; brother, Ray Dan Mabe of Hillsville, VA; sister, Betty M. Hines of Galax, VA and five nephews.
The funeral service will be held on Monday, January 16, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at Norris Funeral Services Martinsville Chapel. Interment will be at Roselawn Burial Park, Martinsville, with full military honors.
The family will receive friends on Monday at the funeral home one hour before the service and other times at the home.
Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory of Martinsville is serving the Mabe family.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.NorrisFuneral.com