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Dennis Ray Mcabee, Jr.

July 9, 1970 — May 6, 2024

Dothan

Dennis Ray McAbee, Jr., age 53, of Dothan, Alabama, passed away on May 6, 2024, after a courageous battle with an extended illness. Dennis, a man known for his generosity and selfless nature, was born on July 9, 1970, in the same city where he would live out his life, surrounded by the people and the community he cherished.

Dennis attended Dothan High School, where he discovered his love for working with his hands. This passion led him to a fulfilling career as a car mechanic and later as a small engine mechanic. He was a true jack of all trades, and there was no mechanical challenge he would back down from. Dennis's work was not just a job, it was a calling, as he found joy in fixing things and helping others.

Beyond his professional life, Dennis was a devoted son, brother, uncle, and friend. He is survived by his loving mother, Catherine McAbee; his brother, Robert McAbee and wife, Carol; his sister, Shannon Vanhoy and husband, Robert; and his adored niece and nephews, Alex McAbee, Robert Vanhoy, and Katie Vanhoy. His best friend, Darrell, who was like a brother to him, also survives him. Dennis was preceded in death by his father, Dennis McAbee, Sr., who passed away in February of 2022.

While Dennis did not have children of his own, his kind heart and generosity extended to his family and friends, whom he regarded as his greatest treasures. He was a true family man, always looking forward to gatherings, sharing stories, and creating memories that would last a lifetime. His presence at family events will be deeply missed.

An enthusiast of life's simple pleasures, Dennis reveled in his hobbies. He was an avid fisherman, finding peace and solitude by the water. His love for rock and roll was well-known, with the loud music of Motley Crue and Van Halen often serving as the soundtrack to his life. A fan of the thrill, Dennis enjoyed watching scary movies, and his laughter and commentary during those shared moments will be fondly remembered by all who knew him.

Dennis's character was exemplified by his handy and resourceful nature. He was the person you called when something was broken, and he would fix it not just because he could, but because he truly wanted to help. His selflessness was a beacon of light in the lives of those around him.

As we bid farewell to Dennis Ray McAbee, Jr., we do so with heavy hearts, but also with gratitude for the time we were privileged to share with him. His spirit, laughter, and love will forever be a part of us. Dennis's life was a journey of love, laughter, and service, and his memory will continue to inspire all who were fortunate enough to know him.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 11:00am at the Bethlehem Baptist Church.
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