John Douglas Rabon

Published 8:55 am Wednesday, March 25, 2015

John Douglas Rabon, 93, of  Excel, passed away March 5, 2015, in Monroeville.

He was born May 26, 1921, in De Ridder, La., to the late John Wesley and Della Rabon.

Mr. Rabon helped his father in the turpentine business in Osaka. He served with the 26th Bombardment Squadron as an Aerial Gunner during World War II and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army-Air Force. He had worked at WABB radio station for over 20 years and retired in 1985.

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He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Gloyce Rabon; two grandchildren, Joseph Michael Rabon and Anthony Lee Rabon; and two brothers, Ronald Rabon and Neal Rabon.

He is survived by his by his two sons, Joe Darryl (Edy) Rabon of Long Beach, Calif., and George Douglas (Vikki) Rabon of Gulf Shores; one daughter, Devita R. (Daryl) Day of Excel; grandchildren, Kimberly Dean (Justin) Myers, Joe Darryl (Bridget) Rabon Jr., Amy Rabon (Seth) Goldman, George Wesley Rabon, Christopher Randall Kinsey and Jon Michael Bell; great-grandchildren, Heaven Rabon, Madelaine Myers, Cohen Myers, Abby Rabon, Aiden Douglas Rabon, Jody Goldman, Kylie Goldman, William Flowers and Madelaine Gray Kinsey; a niece, Rita Bell; nephew, Bill Rabon Jr.; and special friends, Marty and Mary Gartman.

Graveside services were held Monday, March 9, at 2 p.m. in Oak Hill Cemetery with military honors and Bro. Justin Myers officiating.

Visitation was held Monday, March 9, from 12:30 p.m. until 1:30 p.m., from the Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc., was in charge of arrangements.