July 2, 1933 - April 8, 2022
PERRY, GA - Allen Wesley Tabor, II, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 8, 2022. He was 88. A Celebration of his life will be held on Holy Saturday, April 16, 2022, at Perry United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends in the Fellowship Hall beginning at 3:00 p.m., and the Service will be at 4:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary with Rev. Jim McIlrath and Rev. Tommy Perkins officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Perry United Methodist Church, 1101 Carroll Street, P. O. Box 73, Perry, GA 31069, or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004. Allen was born in Houston County to the late Floyd H. and Sara Gilbert Tabor. He was raised outside of Perry on the Tabor family farm and secured his first job at age 4, being paid “a nickel a day to stay away” -- from the peach packing activities at his family’s farm. He earned his Eagle Scout rank, was an active member of and leader in FFA, and graduated from Perry High School in 1951. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Agribusiness from the University of Georgia where he played the trumpet in the Red-Coat Marching Band. He was the UGA Junior Class President, an active member of Chi Psi Fraternity, and a member of Gridiron Society. Allen loved watching Dawg football with his children and grandchildren and was delighted to celebrate their National Championship this year. He was definitely a DGD. Allen proudly served his country in the U.S. Army as a Missile Officer. While stationed in California, he met his future bride, Donna, and the couple returned to Perry to settle and raise their family. After a short period of running the Tabor farm, Allen worked in various personnel leadership roles for both Magee Carpet and Armstrong World Industries, where he retired after over 35 years of service as the Human Resources Manager of Armstrong’s Macon plant. Allen was a fifth generation, lifelong member of Perry United Methodist Church and was an active member of the IHS Sunday School Class. He was a faithful and devoted servant of the Church and maintained active leadership roles which included serving on the Administrative Board, the Pastor Parish Committee, the Finance Committee, and years as Church School Superintendent. His Church and Church-family were at the top of his priorities, and he devoted much of his free time to helping the Church thrive and evolve. His servant’s heart led him to take active leadership roles in many important organizations to leave a lasting impact on others and the world a better place. He was a member and past President of Perry Rotary Club, a member and former State President of the Georgia Business Group on Health, a past President of Consumer Credit Counseling Services, a member of the Board of Directors of United Way, Chairman of the Macon Area Employers Health Care Coalition, a Board Member of the Macon Literacy Action Planning and Adult Education Program, and a Board Member of Houston Arts Alliance. He enjoyed his weekly service to Meals on Wheels as a volunteer, and through this, he “adopted” many new friends in need that he happily helped with home repair and personal care. He found joy in helping others and will be long remembered for his selfless acts of kindness and his generous and giving heart. Allen was a master woodworker, and somehow in his spare time, built beautiful furniture, frames, and keepsakes for his family to cherish. His skills and attention to detail were equal to his huge devotion to his family and friends. Allen was predeceased by parents; his sister, Sylvia Tabor Shealy; his brother, Floyd H. Tabor, Jr.; his nephew, Lawton Moore; and his loving and devoted wife of 63 years, Donna Walkup Tabor. Left to cherish the memories they made with Allen are his son and daughter-in-law, Al and Michelle Tabor of Woodstock, GA; his daughter and son-in-law, Andrea T. Pearson and Dr. Walter O’Brien of Sea Island, GA; his grandchildren, Arielle Tabor, Jon Tabor, Will Tabor Pearson, Cole Pearson, and Jack Pearson; his siblings, Dr. Kay Kimball of Austin, TX, and Julie Richerson (Dr. Don) of Daphne, AL; several nieces and nephews; many great-nieces and great-nephews; and his bonus grandchildren, Courtney O’Brien, Connor O’Brien, and Corinne O’Brien. Condolences for the family may be left in the online guestbook at www.watsonhunt.com. Watson-Hunt Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.
PERRY, GA - Allen Wesley Tabor, II, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 8, 2022. He was 88. A Celebration of his life will be held on Holy Saturday, April 16, 2022, at Perry United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends in the... View Obituary & Service Information
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