The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


January 19, 2013

J. L. Nabers

SULPHUR SPRINGS — Funeral services for J. L. “Silver Fox” Nabers, 85, of Sulphur Springs, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today at West Oaks Funeral Home chapel in Sulphur Springs with the Rev. Charles Moore and the Rev. C. J. Duffy officiating. 

Interment will follow at Rosemound Cemetery in Commerce with Eddie Gray, Ronald “Squirrel” Wills, Anthony Scott, Justin Nabers, Ben Nabers and Mike Barnett serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was Saturday at West Oaks Funeral Home.

Mr. Nabers passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, at Rock Creek Health and Rehab. Mr. Nabers was born Aug. 25, 1927, in Commerce, the son of Homer and Josie Lena (Horton) Nabers.

Mr. Nabers retired after 32 years with Gulf State Telephone Co. as an equipment foreman. He was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church of Greenville. where he was an elder and a Sunday School teacher. He was also a member of the Western Swing Dance Society, the Genealogical Society and the Kiwanis Club.

He is survived by his companion, Dorothy Duncan; his first wife of 34 years, Jimmie Moore; daughter, Jean Ann Scott and Mike Barnett of Cooper; sons, Jack Nabers of Quitman and Johnny Nabers of Cumby; grandchildren, Shawna Scott Terry, Anthony Scott, Benjamin Riley Nabers and Justin Nabers; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at or to Legacy Hospice in Sulphur Springs.

Arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.


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