U.S. Air Force veteran who loved gardening, fishing and practicing martial arts


Rick Dabbs, 55, of Liberty, S.C., passed away Friday, April 15, 2011, at his residence.
Born in Poplar Bluff, Mo., he was the son of Glenn Edward and Erma Boone Dabbs of Fisk, Mo. Rick grew up in Fisk, Mo., and was a former resident of Osage Beach, Mo., and New Braunfels, Texas. He was a master carpenter and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Rick loved fishing, gardening, hunting and martial arts, and he had served in the U.S. Air Force.
Surviving, in addition to his parents, are his wife, Karen Whyne Dabbs, of the home; three daughters, Summer Phillips, Mellissa Braham and Jessica Sweeney; three sons, Marcus Dabbs, Shawn Sweeney and Brenndan Sweeney; one brother, Mark Dabbs; five grandchildren, Lexi Dabbs, Paige Davis, Reagan Dabbs, Makayla Sweeney and Cassidy Mae Braham.
No services are planned.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Powdersville Road, Easley, which is assisting the family.