Wiley Alexander Cabe, 86, of Franklin, NC passed away Sunday, October 11, 2020. He was born in Macon Co., NC, May 14, 1934 to the late Harley and Ida Mae Elliott Cabe. He was married to Barbara Gail Tallent Cabe who died November 30, 2008. Mr.Cabe had worked in construction as a heavy equipment operator and attended Faith Baptist Church. He was a US Army Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict, and he loved fishing.
Mr. Cabe is survived by a daughter, Kathy Gail Cabe of Franklin, NC; a son, Keith Wiley Cabe (Pam) of Franklin, NC; two grandchildren, Nicole Oberley (Daryl) and Justin Cabe (Carol); three great‑grandchildren, Jaxon Oberley, Addalee Oberley and MaKynli Cabe. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Margie Lee Hooper and Dora Garrett, and five brothers, Roy Cabe, Robert Cabe, Albert Cabe, Luther Cabe and Carl Cabe.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 2:00 pm in the Chapel of Bryant‑Grant Funeral Home with Rev. Roy Lowe officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Justin Cabe, Daryl Oberley, Jaxon Oberley, Melvin Spradlin, Danny Hooper and Kenneth Vinson.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 pm Thursday, prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Macon County Senior Citizens Center, 108 Wayah Street, Franklin, NC 28734.
Bryant‑Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Cabe family. Online condolences may be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.
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