Marshall Vernon Tabor was born April 7, 1930, to Laverne and Frances Tabor of Crossville. His early years were spent enjoying the life in a small town with friends and cousins, many of whom remained lifelong associates.
After a period in the U.S. Army, he worked a number of years for American Telephone and Telegraph Co., both in parts of Tennessee and Louisiana. He later returned to Crossville where he worked briefly for General Processing Co. before joining the family business of making concrete blocks and selling building materials.
He was a devoted family man and active in community and civic affairs. He had a special interest in the Boy Scouts and was a scout master for many years. Because of his work in Scouting, he was awarded the prestigious Silver Beaver Scouting Award.
He was an active member of the Church of Christ both at Main Street and West Avenue congregations where he served as deacon and song leader for a number of years.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Rachel; sons, Marshall Vernon Jr. and wife Carol of Crossville, and Doug Tabor of Mooresburg, TN; daughter, Mary Kerr and husband Andy of Nashville, TN; and five granddaughters, Adrienne Wichael, Rachel Kerr, Hannah Kerr, Kaley Tabor and Madison Tabor.
Graveside services were held at Green Acres Memory Gardens on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, at 11 a.m. with Bro. Joe Pruitt officiating.
Published on August 24, 2017