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Thomas "Tommy" Harvey Cabe

December 13, 1942 ~ September 1, 2022 (age 79)
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Thomas (Tommy) Harvey Cabe, 79, entered the gates of heaven Thursday, September 1st after heart surgery in Asheville, NC.  A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 4:00 PM at the FHS Fine Arts Center. A visitation will be from 3-4 pm prior to the service.  

 

Tommy was born December 13, 1942 in Franklin, North Carolina.  He was preceded in death by his parents Harvey and Bonnie Cabe and a sister Loretta McDonald.  He is survived by the “Love of his Life” Janice Jordan, three children Michaelle Runken (Jeff), Mitchell Cabe (Gloria) and MaAron Cabe (Melissa) all of Franklin; two step children Jeremy Jordan of Atlanta, GA and Nick Yuzzi of Franklin; three siblings, Wenona Curtis, Delores Mason of Franklin and John Cabe of Murphy, NC.  Four grandchildren, Elijah Henry, Logan Cabe, Blair Mersereau and Cody Cabe.  Six great-grandchildren; Emma, Becca, Fiona, Audrey, Leia and Carolina.

 

He graduated from Franklin High School, class of 1961, and joined the Navy.  He served his country in the Naval Submarine Service on the Lewis & Clark and Tecumseh.  He received the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal and was honorably discharged May 18, 1970. He returned to Franklin and became a Registered Land Surveyor. Tommy loved his country and community. He served on the Macon County School Board for 20 years and was a member of the Franklin High Booster Club for many years. Visiting the schools and sharing stories with all the students and staff was a regular occurrence and filled his heart with joy. He was known as “Mr. Tommy” throughout the school system. He loved to travel and see the world.  He would be on one trip and scheduling the next.  He had just returned from out West and shared with a laugh that he walked all the way to the “Delicate Arch” passing several not even half his age.

 

Tommy lived life to the fullest and never let illness slow him down.  He was filled with strength and courage to handle anything and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to 828 Vet Toys for Tots, 53 E Main St. Ste K Franklin, NC 28734.

 

Online condolences can be sent to www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com

 

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
September 10, 2022

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Franklin High School Fine Arts Center
100 Panther Dr.
Franklin, NC 28734

Celebration of Life
Saturday
September 10, 2022

4:00 PM
Franklin High School Fine Arts Center
100 Panther Dr.
Franklin, NC 28734

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