OBITUARY

Edward DeWayne McAbee Sr.

August 18, 1950November 13, 2020
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Edward DeWayne McAbee August 18, 1950 - November 13, 2020 DeWayne was a resident of Lawrence County. He was a Christian in all things; his love for his family, church family, and community. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Elene, their three sons, and their grandchildren: Edward DeWayne McAbee, Jr., Marlee, Samuel, Maria; David Lynn (Jessica Bowling) McAbee, Lane, Mollie, Magdalyn; Christopher (Ruth Ann Morgan), Scarlette and Elijah; Brothers: John (Valarie) McAbee; Joe Marion (Carolyn) McAbee; His greatest joy was time with his family, and in time spent caring for his cows and the kids’ horses, hunting, fishing, camping, water skiing, trail riding, building, or the project of the day. His favorite sport was the sport the grandchildren were participating in at the time. He could, and did, build and repair everything. He easily slipped into what he called a "supervisor's position" as his sons, daughter in laws and grandchildren continued the family activities and traditions. They tried to teach him electronics but he refused to go beyond his trusty flip phone. He began and ended each day looking at the sky. He especially enjoyed the night sky; the vastness, the beauty and the movement. This was his quiet time with God. We probably won't get up at 2am to see an eclipse or a meteor shower as he did but we will always remember him when the stars fill the night skies. Public work was to support his family and family activities. He did not want to be defined by it. He worked at Monsanto, was the original owner of Moulton Tire, and was a Lawrence County school bus driver. He was a deacon at Moulton Baptist Church who resisted the deacon dress code of the time; jeans it was. He was a hands-on person who enjoyed building projects and disaster feeding projects. He was the first CDL licensed church bus driver. A graveside service will be on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Moulton Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers will be his sons and grandsons. If you choose to do a memorial, please honor his love for his grandchildren with a donation to Children's Hospital, Birmingham, AL. go to www.ChildrensAL.org/donate. Thank you for your prayers as we move forward in love.

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Mickey Swanner

November 15, 2020

Elene, I was so sorry to read about Dewayne. My heart goes out to you and all of your family. Please know, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love you.

Linda Plemmons Haney

November 15, 2020

I went to high school with Dwayne
and he was always so kind to me. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word to say. I am so very sorry for your loss and I can tell by reading his obituary, that he was so loved by his family.

Betty Maze Patterson

November 15, 2020

Dewayne was a classmate at MCHS. I remember him as such a kind person and laughing with him. I offer my condolences to your family. God bless you all.
Betty Maze Patterson

Anthony Hood

November 15, 2020

Elene, may God comfort and bless you and your family during this time of loss and sadness.

Marsha Pike

November 15, 2020

I am so sorry for the loss of Dewsyne. We graduated from high school together. He was always nice and kind. I was very pleased to read of his service to the Lord. May you the family find peace during this time. Prayers for all
Sincerely, Marsha (Wiggington) Pike.

Elaine Boyett

November 15, 2020

Elene, I saw this last night and just want to tell you, boys and their families how very sorry we are that you are going through this time. Even though we won’t be at graveside service our love and prayers will be with you all. Nobody could be around Dewayne long without knowing how much he lived his family especially his grands!!! Our love and prayers for y’all today and in coming days.

Uncle Willard & Aunt ElaineI

Lori Chitwood Bailey

November 14, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. DeWayne. He was a lifetime friend of my family. I know that he is enjoying heaven now, as he visits with my mom and dad. A finer Christian man has never lived. I’m so sorry for your loss, Elene, Eddie, David, and Chris. Know that I am praying for peace for you all.

Most sincerely,
Lori

Benny Bennett

November 14, 2020

Although I have been in a battle with cancer, it is the fond memories of being buddies at Monsanto that keeps me laughing when I think of my times with DEWAYNE. Like the time he won a 6 ft pink panther and we rode around proudly with it in a truck.There were so many things that we did to make our job go bye.We always talked about our families and he always showed his great love for the Lord. We retired the same day but always remained in my heart.🙏

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