Mr. Douglas Linwood Nabors was born in Birmingham, Alabama, Monday, December 30, 1940. He passed away at his home in Forest, Mississippi, Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the age of 79.
He was a graduate of Decatur High School in Decatur, AL, attended Florence State College in Florence, AL and graduated from Auburn University. He was an industrial engineer having served in that profession for 36 years, retiring from Ewing and Ray Foundation Company in Jackson. Musically inclined, he was a trombone player, enjoying scores of music ranging from marching band, patriotic, and classical styles. An outdoor enthusiast, Mr. Nabors spent countless hours hunting and fishing, teaching others the skills of the recreational sport. An accomplished electrician and carpenter, he enjoyed wood working. He enjoyed the game of golf and will be remembered for his loyalty to his alma mater, Auburn University. He was a Christian by the testimony and affirmation of his faith and held membership with Forest United Methodist Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents Robert Linwood and Evelyn Humphrey Nabors.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years: Mrs. Pat Nabors of Forest; three children: Amy Nabors Gwinn, and her husband, William of Nashville, TN; David Linwood Nabors and his wife, Jackie of Columbus, MS and Mandy Kate Nabors Myers and her husband, Kevin of Brandon, MS; one sister: Mrs. Martha Jo Grose of Kossuth, MS; nine grandchildren and one on the way; three great-grandchildren; five nephews and one niece.
Funeral services were conducted from the Forest United Methodist Church at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2020. Rev. David Slaughter and Rev. Jim Savell officiated. Music for the service was provided by Mrs. Mandy Kate Myers, Mr. Bradley Gwinn and Mrs. Lesa Davis.
Interment followed in the Homewood Methodist Cemetery.
Visitation was from 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to Forest United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 68, Forest, MS 39074; St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to United Service Organizations, P.O. Box 96860, Washington, DC 20077-7677.
Bill Gwinn, Bradley Gwinn, Austin Gwinn, Nathan Nabors, Kevin Myers, Robert Patton, Gil Patton, and Kross Moore served as pallbearers.
Connor Myers, Liam Myers, Evan Patton, and Elliott Myers were honorary pallbearers.
Arrangements were entrusted to the care of Ott & Lee Funeral Home, 295 East First St., Forest, MS 39074.
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