Samuel Herman Dabbs

August 28, 1945 ~ August 4, 2021

 Samuel Herman Dabbs Jr. died peacefully at his home in Statham Ga. on August 4.  His wife of 50 years, Kathy, and her sister Lorel were present during his passing.  He was 75 years old. 

Born in Tupelo, Miss. on August 28, 1945 to Samuel Sr. and Flonnie Dabbs of Alabama,  he was an only child.  Being raised in Alabama with parents as educators, Dabbs learned the value of education, hard work, determination, and the importance of integrity.  He graduated from McEachern High School where his father was principal.  He went on to further his education at the University of Georgia, earning a bachelor’s degree in the area of business.  After attending UGA, Sam continued his education and earned a law degree from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta.  After completing law school, he worked as an attorney for the Southern Company for 36 years.  

He was a member of Athens First United Methodist Church.

Dabbs loved telling stories, sharing childhood memories, and fellowshipping with neighbors. UGA football games and sitting on his porch at Big Canoe looking over the mountains were two favorite passions he shared with family and friends.  He was an admired family man and his granddaughters were the light of his life.  He was loved by all who knew him. 

He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Lynn Kapke Dabbs, daughter Jennifer Smith (Cameron) and three granddaughters Jennifer Emma, Alyssa, and Brooke Smith. 

A memorial service celebrating Samuel Dabbs life will be held Saturday, August 14, at 11 a.m. at Athens First United Methodist Church. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. https://donate3.cancer.org/

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