H.M. Patterson & Son-Canton Hill Chapel

1157 Old Canton Road Ne, Marietta, GA


John Allen Cable

June 13, 1935May 10, 2020

Captain John A. Cable, age 84, died peacefully surrounded by his family on May 10, 2020 in Marietta, GA.

John was born in Dayton, OH to Richard and Margaret Cable. He graduated from Chaminade Catholic High School where he played football. He then went on to play with the University of Dayton. He was a member of the Ohio Air National Guard in Springfield, OH and started flying in April 1956. He flew F-84 fighter jets and was a member of the 162nd Tactical Fighter Squadron. In December of 1962 he began his career with Delta Airlines, retiring as a Captain in June 1995.

John is preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Margaret "Peggy" Cable; his parents, Dick and Margaret Cable; and his grandson, Ricky Segars.

Survivors include his six children: Karen (Ben) Scott, Laura Segars, Mark (Roberta) Cable, Mary (Dwight) Vaughn, Jennifer (Richie) Luckie, and Michelle (Mike) Collins; 16 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; close friend and loving companion of 5 years, Paula Allen; sister, Shirley Leonard of Englewood, OH and brother, Rick (Barbara) Cable of Estell Springs, TN; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He was a devout member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Marietta, GA since its inception in 1973. He loved baseball, especially the Atlanta Braves. John was a very family-oriented man and enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and all family gatherings.

He is loved by so many and will be deeply missed. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. HM Patterson and Son Canton Hill is in charge of arrangements.


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Mike Cable

May 15, 2020

Uncle John, you will be missed. You were always a caring person, and loved by many. Rest in peace, you are with Gods caring hands now, We love you.

Thomas Anderson

May 13, 2020

John Cable was indeed a great man and role model to many. His kindness and support for his young cousin, an only child living with his mother in a country town near Dayton, was nothing that he had to do. He had his own young family to worry about. He didn’t have to make sure he spoke to him and spend time with him every time he was in town for a family gathering. He didn’t have to come his wedding many years later on the other side of the country. He didn’t have to stop there again to share some of his time with this now grown man and his own family including his mother. He didn’t have to, but he did. I know all of this because John did this for me and I will never forget.

Tom Anderson

Laura Stephens

May 13, 2020

John was such a caretaker and all around super guy. The most generous person. You could not go out yo eat with him and even think of paying for your meal. When I moved up yo north Georgia to take care of my parents John and a few neighbors had a little party for me and he was most generous there also. His strength was evident by just being around him. I can imagine how fabulous of a pilot he was. He is admired by anyone who knew him. I will miss him deeply.

Andrea Ringler Blakemore

May 13, 2020

The Cables were the best next door neighbors anyone could hope to have. Since the first days of Indian Hills in the early 70s, you guys have always been there for us. I always enjoyed going over to check in when I was in town. Especially after my father died, your dad was such a help to my mom. Thank you guys so much. So sad for your family. ❤️❤️❤️

Joan Orr

May 12, 2020

John was a kind and generous man and a wonderful neighbor. The cul-de-sac will miss you greatly.

My deepest sympathies to the family.

Eddid McCray

May 12, 2020

John was a regular guest at our restaurant “J Christopher’s” in East Cobb. He would come in with Paula and work on their cross word puzzles in the days newspaper. He was always so kind, just an overall great man. It was a pleasure getting to know John over the years. He will surly be missed.

Shirley Leonard

May 11, 2020

My deepest Sympathy to the Children, Grandchildren and great Grandchildren on the loss of John. He was a wonderful husband to Peggy, (now deceased) ,a great father to their 6 children and there spouses and families. He was so good to his siblings and friends and always ready to help if needed. In the last few years he had a good friend that came into his life when he needed someone most.
John is loved by all and we will miss him so much. RIP John ❤

Ray & Marge Moorman

May 11, 2020

Marge & I wish to offer our sincere condolence to the family of John. John and I grew up together through our school years and we both joined the Ohio Air National Guard and flew together for a few years. From then on despite leading different lives physically apart we maintained our friendship by getting together frequently. We certainly will miss our times together. I know his loss will leave a big hole in all your hearts but we want you to know it will leave a hole in ours also.
Ray & Marge Moorman

Diana Knapp

May 11, 2020

I’m so sorry for everyone that has lost him. He was wonderful, my favorite uncle, and such a great person!
Love you guys.


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