Tommie Mabe

South Charleston, WV

Tommie Mabe

Tommie Charles Mabe, 91, of South Charleston passed away on May 7, 2020 at Sweetbrier Assisted Living in Dunbar.

He was born on October 10, 1928 in Rogersville, TN.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen Lou Mabe; son Tracy Neil Mabe, mother Allie Armstrong, and sister, Virginia McIntosh (Bob).

He was retired from the United States Marine Corps with 20 years of service.  He then completed his career as an inspector for the WV Department of Highways.

He and was a member of the VFW in FL, AF&AM, Shrine, Scottish Rite, and the Eastern Star; as well as the WVU Alumni Association and U.S. Marine Corps Association.  He was an avid WVU football fan.

He is survived by his, brother, Gale (Muriel) Mabe of South Charleston; nieces, Mary Mabe of TN, and Catherine Mabe of South Charleston; nephew, Chuck Mabe (Bernie) of South Charleston; and his little dog Charlie.

A gathering to honor the life of Tommie will be held between 10:00 and 11:00 am Thursday May 14, 2020 at Snodgrass Funeral Home with Rev. Cindi Briggs-Biondi officiating.  Interment will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes with military graveside rites.

Memories of Tommie may be shared by visiting and selecting the obituary. Snodgrass Funeral Home is assisting the family with these arrangements.

14 replies
  1. Jeffrey Lanham says:

    Mabe Family.
    Sorry to hear of Tommie passing away.
    He was a fine man and I am honored to have known him and worked with him at WVDOH when I was a very young man.
    He always had a smile, a story about his time in the corps and a few Danish Butter Cookies to share as we talked.
    His most memorable story was when the jet ran over him and his tug and they took him for dead then.
    Rest In Peace Tom, It was a pleasure to call you friend!

  2. Lynn A Fish says:

    So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. All the Fish girls send their love. He was such a dear man and he’ll be at peace with Mary Ellen — I can still visualize Tom & Mary Ellen visiting our parents and joining family gatherings. Rest in Peace, Tom.

    Much love,

    Karen, Nancy, Lynn & Cindy Fish

  3. Diane & Ginny says:

    We are so saddened to hear of Tommie passing away… We met him at the VFW in Florida… He was such a happy man and he will be very much missed…

  4. James Davidson says:

    Tommie was a very active member (up until October 2019) and a past Chapter Commander of DAV Chapter 84 of Greater Daytona Beach 2011-2012. I was proud to have known Tommie. He was a humble man, honest man, a man of few words yet a man of his word and proud to have served his country in the USMC for 20 years. We will miss your smile and your stories of days gone by. R I P Tommie

  5. David owen says:

    To the family and friends of Tommie, sorry to hear of his passing. He was a great person and an even better Marine. You will be missed my friend and brother Marine!! It was a honor and privilege to know Tommie while in the Marine Corps League Capt Tiger Mayberry 658!
    You will be missed by all Tommie!

    Semper Fi!!

    Past commandant
    Marine Corps League Capt. Tiger Mayberry 658
    Daytona beach

    David Owen
    Romeo (service dog)

  6. Bob KIndergan says:

    I enjoyed talking with Tommie at the VFW in Daytona Beach. He was a good, kind, and gracious man. RIP, Tommie

  7. Harold R Holloway says:

    RIP Old Marine, wonderful man a serious devoted veteran you will be missed, Harold R. Holloway Past Commander Chapter 84 Greater Daytona

  8. sonya turner says:

    My deepest sympathy to the family. It was an honor to have known Tommy. The DAV Bingo ladies would stand in line to get a hug from him! His smile brought joy to the room when he and Charlie would come to the chapter. The USMC has a tradition when one of our own passes: we say that he has been promoted to guarding Heaven’s Gate! SEMPER FI! Sonya Turner, USMC 1975-1985, DAV Chapter 84

  9. Donald Moore says:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Tommy. He was a kind and gentle man. So proud to of served with him at the DAV chapter 84 in Daytona Beach. Loved it when he and his puppy Charly would come in the chapter and help with whatever needed to be done. He never complained about anything. Mailyn and I will miss him dearly.

  10. Remembering VETS, Inc. says:

    Tommie Mabe was a true gentleman. He was a Marine first, last & always. No matter what needed to be done he was always there to help. His kindness and his smile will be sorely missed. May he Rest In Peace. Thank you for your service.

  11. Roger A Rondini says:

    RIP Tommy,
    You are the true definition of a hero. You were a friend to all that met you. Your smile was priceless.
    Tommy, I am sure Heaven will have another angel named Tommy Mabe.
    Roger A Rondini
    Vietnam 1967-68
    5th SF Group

  12. Joseph Sicinski says:

    Tommie Mabe was a very special man. Tommie served during WWII on the Boxer Aircraft Carrier and later served in the Korean War. He was aproud member of Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 189 in Port Orange Florida. As Commander of KWVA Chapter 189, I am proud to have been a friend of Tommie and will miss him and Charlie his beloved dog.

  13. Chaplain Terry Mone' says:


    I was very glad to have known you & served with you in VVA 1048. You always were the sharpest dressed Marine I’d ever known. When I meet you again in heaven, I’ll take you for another ride on my Honda. Rest-in-Peace.


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  • Thursday, May 14
  • 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Graveside Service

  • Thursday, May 14