Mabe, Joseph Edward

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Joseph Edward Mabe, 76, of Bridgewater, Va., passed away at his home on Tuesday, October 12, 2010. He was born in Pulaski, Va., on August 10, 1934, and was son of the late Harry Stuart and Boga Lee (Kasey) Mabe. Mr. Mabe retired as a teacher from Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center in Fishersville. He served in the United States Army Reserves. He graduated from Virginia Tech, Class of 1955. He had been an active member of the Dayton-Bridgewater Lions Club and was a Benefactor member of the National Rifle Association. Joseph was a member of the Dayton United Methodist Church. Surviving are cousins, Kent M. Sharp Sr., of Pulaski, and Kent M. Sharp Jr. and wife, Sharon, of Blacksburg. Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 16, 2010, at the Johnson Funeral Service Chapel in Bridgewater with the Rev. Steve Bird officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 524 Jefferson Ave., N., Pulaski, Va. 24301. Online condolences may be sent to the family at Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater is in charge of arrangements.