Earl Junior Tabor

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Earl Junior Tabor

Earl Junior Tabor, 80, of Ft. Oglethorpe died Wednesday, March 3, 2004, at a local hospital.

He was a lifelong resident of the Chattanooga and North Georgia area where he worked and retired in 1984 from Chattanooga Glass Company after 17 years of service. Mr. Tabor retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1967 after 22 years of service seeing action during World War II and during the Korean Conflict where he received the Distinguished Flying Cross Award, as well as the the Air Medal, First, Second, and Third Oak Leaf Cluster To Air Medal. Mr. Tabor flew in 31 combat missions in Europe during World War II and 57 combat missions during the Korean Conflict. He was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Taborís parents, Jesse Walton and Maggie Ann Tabor; son, Thomas Edward Tabor; two brothers, and four sisters, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Martha Tabor; nine children, James Tabor of New York, Earline Schneider of Pennsylvania, Earl D. Tabor of Tennessee, Janis Young of Dalton, Richard Tabor of Ft. Oglethorpe, Steven Tabor of Jamestown, Tenn., Tony Tabor of Ft. Oglethorpe, Judy Cooper of Rossville, and Fran Tabor of Los Angles, Calif.; one sister, Bernice Beasley of Dayton. Tenn.; 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 12:30 p.m. in the South Crest Chapel with Dr. J. David Tabor and Rayce Ramey officiating.

Interment will follow in the Chattanooga National Cemetery with full military honors.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 2-8 p.m. at the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home, Rossville.
Chattanoogan.com, Posted March 3, 2004

Note from submitter: My Father, son of Jesse Walton and Maggie Ann Tabor

Submitted by Fran Tabor