Thompson Dabney ’51

Thompson Dabney ’51 of Jackson, Tenn., died February 27, 2006. He attended Southwestern College (now Rhodes) in Memphis and Davidson. He was president of W.P. Dabney & Son Furniture Company for thirty years, also served as president of the Jackson Rotary Club and on the boards of directors for National Bank of Commerce/Union Planters (now Regions), YMCA, Youth Town, Chamber of Commerce, and the West Tennessee Health Care Foundation. He was a member of Evangelical Community Church. He also developed eight subdivisions in North Jackson. He loved nature, being outdoors and working on his farms. He was an avid boater and enjoyed traveling with his wife and family. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather and devoted Christian. Survivors include his wife of fifty-five years, Sally Wilder Dabney, 10 Windwood Hill Dr., Jackson, Tenn. 39303; children and grandchildren, Rhea and Marsha Dabney, Emily and William; Edward and Colleen Dabney, Elaine & Ben Watkins, Rebecca, Madeline and Elizabeth; and Bill and Wren Dabney, Trip, Alison, Sally Kate and Tad. Surviving also are his sister and brother-in-law, Douglas and Emily Dabney Booth and their children, Janice and Dave Manor and Tricia and Jim Martin. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rhea and Emily Thompson Dabney and by his brother, William Rhea Dabney ’44, who died while serving his country during World War II.