David Dotson Tabb passed away at Pasadena on April 14, 2020, at age 50.
Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, 2020, at the Pavilion in Fort Parker Memorial Park in Groesbeck, with Reverend Ben David Watson of the Victory Baptist Church officiating.
David was born September 30, 1969 in Pasadena to Robert Kenneth Tabb and Delores Tabb Hampton. Other than living a few years in Oklahoma when he was a small child, David grew up and attended school in Pasadena. As he was growing up, David became a very good cook and he liked drawing Garfield and other cartoon characters. He was a self-taught mechanic and always loved taking things apart to see how they worked. Also, David had a kind way with nature and could handle snakes and bees and they would not hurt him. David had an infectious smile that everyone loved.
David attended truck driving school and did cross-country truck driving. While on the road, he loved to take pictures of the things he saw and share these with his family and friends. David enjoyed trucking but his other love was taking care of the elderly. He took nursing courses in Oklahoma and became a CNA. He really enjoyed working with the patients in nursing homes, another part of his big heart. When David loved, he loved hard.
David married Julie Gibson, his “Pookie,” and they lived in the Houston area, until her death in her early twenties. Their son moved to another state with his grand-parents, and David never got over his grief for his loss of his family. David was married again for several years to Tammy Estep, and this provided him with step- daughters and step grandchildren who he loved.
David was preceded in death by his wife, Julie Gibson Tabb; grandparents, James and Jo Joyce Hampton and Dotson and Mildred Tabb.
He is survived by his son, David Dotson Tabb Jr. (Gibson) and grandson, Bentley Gibson; mother, Delores Tabb Hampton; father and step-mother, Robert and Beverly Tabb; siblings, Angie and Mark Alewine, Gaylynn and Tim Lassetter, Robert and Amber Tabb, and Amanda and Shawn Hebert. Also, his many nieces and nephews: Ethan Lassetter and wife Courtney, Jessica Lammons and husband Thomas, Jennifer Lemoine, Jasmine Samuels and husband Catlin, Grace Lassetter, Samantha Hebert, Samuel Alewine, Natalie Hebert, Makalya Tabb, Sadie Tabb; and great nieces and nephews, Emberlynn Samuels, Ariel Lassetter, and Mason Samuels; and the daughter he adopted in his heart, Krisy Lambert and her two children, Laveyah and Lavell, Jr.