Sep 302011

Beloved son, father, brother and friend, Richard Dale McNabb, 41, passed away on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, in Phoenix. A visitation was planned from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, at Owens Livingston Mortuary in Holbrook. Funeral services will be held at 1 o’clock this afternoon (Sept. 30) at the American Legion Hall, located at 290 E. Iowa St. in Holbrook. Burial with military honors will follow at the Holbrook Cemetery.

He was born May 19, 1970, in Winslow to Theodore Douglas McNabb and Carolyn Mae McDaniel McNabb.

Richard graduated from Holbrook High School in 1988. He worked at Safeway, for Bob Burton and for Tate’s. He then went on to serve in the U.S. Army in Operation Just Cause in Panama and also served in South Korea. He was very proud of his military service.

Richard loved poetry, music and photography. He was also very proud that he was a published writer. Richard’s friends were a very important part of his life.

Survivors include his two children, Alicia McNabb and Jonathan Cullison, both of Holbrook; his parents, Carolyn Baldwin of Camano Island, Wash., and Theodore McNabb of Holbrook; two brothers, Jeff McNabb of Spring, Texas, and Doug McNabb of Mesa; a sister, Michele McNabb of Camano Island, Wash.; and his grandmothers, Julie McNabb and Johnnie McDaniel.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Tillman McDaniel and Ted McNabb; an uncle, Harvey Wayne McDaniel; and a great-grandmother, Pauline “Big Ma” Gannon.