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Tabor Ethan Ebner

February 6, 1959 ~ September 16, 2020 (age 61)


Tabor Ethan Ebner, age 61, of Deweyville, Texas, left this world to spend Eternity with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, September 16, 2020.   A memorial service to honor Tabor’s life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 19, 2020, at First Baptist Church Deweyville, in Deweyville, Texas, with Brother Damon Bickham officiating services. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am until service time. Following the service, a memorial fellowship luncheon for family and friends will be held in the Church Fellowship Hall.  Everyone is invited to attend. Arrangements were made under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home.

Tabor was born in Orange, Texas on Thursday, February 6, 1959 to parents, Calvin Edsel Ebner and Geneva Ann (Borque) Ebner.  He was a lifelong resident of Deweyville, Texas where he was known and loved by so many for being a very genuine man with a servant’s heart.  He loved visiting and laughing with friends and family more than anything and always left you with a smile on your face. Tabor was proud of his community and loved to be involved in community activities whenever he could be of service.  It would be an understatement to say that Tabor immensely loved his community and was proud to be a part of it. There isn’t another place in this entire world that he would have rather lived. Tabor was a longtime member of First Baptist Church Deweyville.  He also spent a few years being an announcer for the school sporting events and he dearly loved it and was always very charismatic while doing so.  Tabor was a member of the Deweyville ISD School Board for several terms, a Coach for the Little League teams and Little Dribblers.  He had much respect for the Deweyville school band, as he himself was a proud member of DHS Band. Music was always one of his greatest loves and passions. It brought him great pleasure and pride to know that he passed on that same love and respect for the band and a variety of music to Chloe. Tabor spent some time as a student at Texas A&M University, where he became a very proud member of The Texas A&M Corp. He loved his Aggies and cherished all of the time that he spent at the University and the knowledge that he gained from his attendance there. Tabor loved to go hunting and fishing every chance that life allowed and just recently found a new passion for golf, through his brother Kyle.  He also loved to read and educate himself. Tabor had an unconditional love for his family and the feeling was reciprocated. His grandchildren are his greatest treasure along with his loving wife, Missy and his precious four-legged friend, Lilo.  His relationship with his brother Kyle had become something he cherished.  The two of them spent a lot of time together joking, talking and golfing and made some wonderful memories. Tabor based many of his life values on how his father, whom he respected and loved very much, lived his life and raised their family. Given the chance, Tabor always did the right thing.  He came to know the love of his life when he met, Missy. They fell in love and were married at First Baptist Church Deweyville on October 24, 1982.  Tabor, being the romantic man he was, surprised Missy with a second wedding on their 20th wedding anniversary. This surprise wedding was a tribute to the love Tabor has always had for Missy and was never afraid to show.  They spent 38 precious years together and made a lifetime of wonderful memories with their children and grandchildren. Tabor was a loving husband, a devoted son, a faithful father, a fun-loving-picking-spoiling  Pawpaw, a loyal brother, uncle and friend, who will forever be loved, respected and missed by all who knew him.

Tabor is survived by the love of his life of 38 years, Missy Ebner; Mother, Geneva Ebner; Sons, Jace Ebner and Heather Phillips, as well as, Chris Buentello (who they called their third son) and wife Heidi; Siblings, Gary Ebner and wife Sherrie, Roxanna Sullivan and husband Mark, Keturah Ebner, and Kyle Ebner and wife Stacy; Mother-in-law, Diana Miller; Brother-in-law, Mike Miller and wife Teri ;  Grandchildren, Chloe, Ayden, Peyton, Harper and Ava, as well as, four “bonus grandchildren” that Missy and Tabor lovingly welcomed into their flock; Taytum, Mason, Austin and Colton; and a host of special family, friends, nieces and nephews. 

Tabor is preceded in death by his father, Calvin Ebner, as well as his Son, Kurt Ebner.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Deweyville Band Booster Club. P.O. Box 781 Deweyville, Texas. 77614-0781

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September 19, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
First Baptist Church Deweyville (Deweyville, Texas)

Memorial Service
September 19, 2020

11:00 AM
First Baptist Church Deweyville (Deweyville, Texas)

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