ZANESVILLE: Pastor Cecil Eldean (Dean) Tabler, 78, of Zanesville, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on February 17, 2011 after a long illness.
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He was a member of Hands of Faith Church, Zanesville. Dean was born June 5th, 1932 in Zanesville to Cecil Tabler and Marie Flowers Tabler who are both deceased.
He is survived by his wife, Yvonne Tabler, whom he married in 1956; three sons, Anthony (Jan) Tabler of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Gregg (Elizabeth) Tabler of Zanesville, Philip (Joanna) Tabler of Jackson, Tennessee; one daughter, Kathleen (Michael) Bullock of Zanesville; two sisters, Mary (William) Day of Zanesville, Sandra (Eric) Peterson of Detroit, Michigan; two brothers, John (Rita) Caliman of Zanesville and Thomas (Barb) Caliman of Zanesville; five grandchildren, Sophia, Pamela, Tristian, Jennifer and Jazmyn; and great grandaughter, Trislyn.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Charlotte (Harris) Foy.
Dean also has three close cousins who he grew up with, Geraldine (Tootsie) Tabler, Melba Watkins and Maxine Payton.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran who served God, family and country faithfully. Dean is now with his heavenly Father whom he loved and served all his life. We will miss him dearly but know that he is in a better place.
Visiting hours with the family are scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, February 26th, 2011 at Hands of Faith Church, 830 Pine Street, Zanesville, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Hands of Faith Church in memory of Dean Tabler.
Arrangements entrusted to Caliman Funeral Services, 3700 Refugee Road, Columbus, Ohio. www.calimanfuneralservices.com
Published in the Times Recorder on Feb. 23, 2011