OBITUARY

Kenneth Ray Mabe

January 12, 1931February 19, 2021
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Kenneth Ray Mabe, 90, of Orange Park, Clay County Florida went home to be with the Lord on Friday, February 19th 2021 at St. Vincent's Hospital, Clay County Florida. He was born on January 12th 1931 in Turtle Creek, WV. Kenneth had a Master’s Degree in Education from Marshall University. Kenneth worked with Boone County Schools for 39 years serving as a teacher and principal before joining the School Board and eventually spending 13 years serving as Superintendent of Schools for Boone County, WV.

Kenneth was an active craftsman with a talent for electrical and woodwork; he was responsible for the construction of multiple houses and many beautiful works of carpentry. As a faithful Christian, Kenneth served as the deacon and choir director at Olive Branch Baptist Church in Boone County West Virginia for many years. Kenneth was an avid motorcyclist and loved traveling across the country enjoying the freedom of the open road.

Kenneth and his wife Claudia retired to Clay County Florida in 1988 to be with their two sons and their families.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his father, Floyd Lee Mabe and mother, Myrtle Mae Miller-Mabe, as well as his brother, Boyd Bliss Mabe; sisters Sylvia Marie (Herman) Mabe-Caudill and Betty Jo (Dale, living) Mabe-Spencer. Kenneth is survived by his wife of 69 years, Claudia Mae Miller-Mabe; his two sons Gary Lee (the late Lana) Mabe and Terry Richard Mabe; three grandchildren Robin (Jason) Mabe-Barnard, Crystal (Marc) Mabe-McIntyre, Devin Richard Mabe; and four great-grandchildren Jacob Barnard, Jeremy Barnard, Mason McIntyre, and Tyler McIntyre; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be performed by Pastor Wendell Shaw on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Hardage-Giddens Rivermead Funeral Home, 127 Blanding Boulevard, Orange Park, FL 32073. Visitation will be held one hour prior beginning at 1:00 p.m. A committal service will follow at Jacksonville Memory Gardens after the funeral service.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hardage-giddensrivermead.com for the MABE family.

  • FAMILY

  • Kenneth was preceded in death by his father, Floyd Lee Mabe and mother, Myrtle Mae Miller-Mabe, as well as his brother, Boyd Bliss Mabe; sisters Sylvia Marie (Herman) Mabe-Caudill and Betty Jo (Dale, living) Mabe-Spencer. Kenneth is survived by his wife of 69 years, Claudia Mae Miller-Mabe; his two sons Gary Lee (the late Lana) Mabe and Terry Richard Mabe; three grandchildren Robin (Jason) Mabe-Barnard, Crystal (Marc) Mabe-McIntyre, Devin Richard Mabe; and four great-grandchildren Jacob Barnard, Jeremy Barnard, Mason McIntyre, and Tyler McIntyre; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 26, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, February 26, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Friday, February 26, 2021

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Jennifer Tous-Schmidt

February 23, 2021

Dear Mabe family,
Words, however kind, can’t mend your heartache, but those who care for you share your grief and wish you comfort and peace of mind. My condolences!

Jennifer, Will and Sage Schmidt (Tous)
-Southern California

Jim Caudill

February 23, 2021

Uncle Kenneth, You will be missed.
I remember all the times you would come visit mamaw Sylvia, and when we would come visit you when you were living in Holly Hills. You always gave me words of encouragement, and believed I would "make something good of myself" I hope I didn't let you down. The one thing I always kept in the back of my mind, was, I hope Uncle Kenneth is proud of what I've done. You made a major impact on my life, and my decisions, and for that I thank you. Say hello to Mom, mamaw Sylvia, papaw Herman, and uncle Blaine for me, and give them my love. My your rest be peaceful in a joyous eternity.

Chasity Greenwood

February 23, 2021

Uncle Kenneth will truly be missed! I loved all my visits growing up and staying with him and Aunt Claudia. When they moved to Florida, I remember being so excited to have them close by. I loved watching him build the huge workshop! I love you and will miss you! Prayers to the Mabe family during this time.

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