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David Dale Dabbs

August 7, 2013
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

David Dale Dabbs, 72, died at Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at his home in Cape Coral from cancer. He was born in Grafton, Ill., Sept. 21, 1940, the son of Freda and Ernest Dabbs, now deceased. He lived and worked on the family farm in Jersey County until he graduated from Alton High School in 1958. He married Janice (Metzler) Dabbs, now deceased, in 1961. After graduating with a degree in accounting from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, he worked his entire career for General Motors in St. Louis and Wentzville, Mo. He played the trumpet and bass for years with several bands including 3 Hits & A Miss. He spent much time at the home he built at the Lake of the Ozarks where he met and married his current wife, Ann (Kasparova) Dabbs, in 1996. After retirement, they moved to Florida where he enjoyed traveling the world, playing tennis, cycling and, most of al,l photography and producing videos of his trips.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Virginia (Maurice) Campbell, and his brother, Harold (Dottie) Dabbs.

He is survived by his wife, Annie Dabbs; his daughter, Theresa "Tracy" (John) Siegel; and his son, D. Michael "Mike" (Martha) Dabbs, all of St. Louis, Mo.; and three grandchildren, Joseph (Jennifer) Siegel of Lawrence, Kan., Kirsten Siegel of St. Louis, Mo., and Ethan Dabbs of St. Louis, Mo.

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David Dale Dabbs

He requested no services; a private event will be held for family and close friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the donor's favorite charity.

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