Jim ‘Papa’ McAbee

June 1, 2016

Funeral for Jim “Papa” McAbee, 71, of Danville will be June 4, at 3 p.m. at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Hale and Bro. Wendell Callahan officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.

Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be Fri., June 3, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mr. McAbee died Wed., June 1, 2016, at Decatur Morgan Hospital. He was born April 19, 1945, in Morgan County to Roy Joe McAbee and Sarah Gwendolyn Wallace. He was a member of Mill Creek Baptist Church, the National Fraternal Order of Police and a Morgan County Deputy. He was the director of the Lawrence County Drug Task Force, was the Morgan County Chief Deputy and served for many years with the Morgan and Lawrence County Sheriff’s Departments. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Scharlotte McAbee of Danville; two sons, Randy McAbee and Jason McAbee (Rosa), all of Danville; a sister, Sandra Wright of Danville; four grandchildren, Geranda Clark (Brody), Clint McAbee, Jaymee McAbee and Dallas McAbee (Haley); and one great-grandchild, McKynlee McAbee.

Pallbearers will be Joey McAbee, Ken Callahan, Dustin Rhodes, Jimmy “Smitty” Smith, Paul Roberts, and Jimmy Smith.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Brown, Mike Funk, Randy Vest and Jack Fields.

 

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