John Jab'o Starks

Oct 26, 1938 – May 1, 2018 (Age 79)


John "Jab'o" Starks, drummer with James Brown's funk band, died Tuesday, May 1, 2018, after a long illness, according to the Associated Press. He was 79. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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My deepest condolences on your loss. May the God of all comfort give you strength to endure these painful times. Jeremiah 29:11

I would like to express my deepest sympathies for the loss of your loved one, who will be remembered for his contribution to the music industry. I hope you find comfort and help in God during this time of mourning.
( Psalms 86:17)

To the Starks family
Mr Jab'o will be truly missed. The music he played was foot tapping,finger snapping and all of that and much more. Can not ever be replaced, but will not be forgotten. May the family find peace and comfort in praying to our God above and know that Mr Jab'o bought happiness to many of us with his music. What a legacy!! So sorry for your loss.

To The Family,
Death leaves a heartache that only Almighty God can heal. Love leaves precious memories that know one can steal. May, "the God of all comfort," be with you and your family during this time of sorrow.1Cor 15:26
With Kindness and Heartfelt Regret, -

My condolences to the family and friends.

There are no words to express the sorrow in our hearts. Please accept our condolences. Continue to rely on God and know that he hears your prayer, because he cares for you.

May you take comfort in the fact that god will make you firm and he will make you strong in your time of sorrow

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.