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Alva Claude McNabb

January 14, 1928 - December 15, 2013

Al McNabb, son of Miriam Louise and Hugh Alva McNabb, was born in Tallahassee FL where he lived at the time of death. He is survived by three children; Mary Quinette (Wayne) and Randall McNabb of St. Petersburg, FL Catherine Luckner (Robert) of Sarasota, FL. He was predeceased (2006) by daughter Terisia McNabb-Davies (Carleton Davies) Hereford, United Kingdom. He is survived by 6 grandchildren; Jasen Quinette, Brandon Quinette , Kristen Quinette, Adelia McNabb-Davies, Andrew McNabb-Davies, and Angela Shiflett. He is also survived by three great grandchildren.

Al graduated (1946) from Leon County High School. He served in the U.S. Army in Germany (1946-48) during the occupied reconstruction years. He attended Florida State University until reentering the Army Medical Service Corps, completing Office's Candidacy School in 1952. During his 22 year Military career, he was husband to Janet (nee Sweet) and father of four children. His overseas duty included Germany and Korea. He was especially proud completing his service career at Landstuhl Regional Army Medical Center in Germany. Retiring in 1967, he received the National Defense Service Medal and Commendation from the Army.

His life after Army service included foreign Real Estate sales, Chef's School in Nurnberg Germany and restaurant management. He reentered hospital management and retired from Service Master of America. He returned to live permanently in Tallahassee caring for his parents until their deaths. His volunteer activities included medical missions through Agape Air. With friends from Tallahassee, his trips to Haiti and Dominican Republic provided supplies and medical care to impoverished children.

Al was well known by family and friends for cooking extraordinary meals at special events. He was known for organizing family reunions, homemade ice cream and his gifts of food for the Leon Class of '46 reunions. His gardening, native tree planting and collecting of Heirloom seeds was a quest of many miles and meeting new friends. He loved quiet time fishing on the pond always ready for a good catch. His devotion to 'Girl', his rescued dog companion, is well known. There are few places traveled without her. She remains well loved and within our family.

An Honor Guard Memorial Service will be held at the MeadowWood (Culley's) 700 Timberlane Road, Tallahassee, Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 11:30am. A Celebration of Life and lunch reception for family and friends will follow at 12 Noon.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a charitable donation to Big Bend Hospice in Tallahassee, FL. http://www.bigbendhospice.org (850) 878-5310 or (800)772-5862.

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Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Mar. 2, 2014
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