Jim Droopy Mabe

Jim "Droopy" Mabe

Death 3 Nov 2003 (aged 69)
Burial Highlandville, Christian County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 14400258 · View Source
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Jim "Droopy" Mabe, of Nixa, passed away Monday, Nov. 3, 2003, in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Sept. 12, 1934, in Highlandville, one of thirteen children of Donald Lester Mabe and Hazel Viva (Warren) Mabe. Jim grew up on gospel music, and loved to play and sing with his family since he was very young. He and Katie Lee Wolfe were married on May 7, 1953. A pioneer in the Branson entertainment business, he and three of his brothers founded the Baldknobbers Show in 1959. The show grew from a modest start in the Branson Police Station to a 1500 seat state of the art auditorium on 76 Boulevard. He was fondly known as Droopy Drawers, and had the personality for being a natural comedian. The washboard was his instrument of choice. Jim was a member of the Riverdale Baptist Church, south of Nixa. Survivors include his wife, Katie; two children, Marilyn Poitz and her husband, Lyn, Nixa, and Tim Mabe and his wife, Patty, Nixa; four grandchildren, J.P. Mabe, Brandon Mabe, Shane Mabe and Breanna Mabe; seven brothers and sisters and their spouses, Margie and Wilbur Blansit, Nixa, Bob and Sue Mabe, Branson, Bill and Joyce Mabe, Nixa, Cletus and Maebelle Mabe, Wichita, Kan., Lyle Mabe, Springfield, Joan and Tommy Bilyeu, Ozark, and Sharon and Gary Michel, Nixa; his mother-inlaw, Gladys Wolfe, Nixa; a brother-in-law, Bob Wolfe and wife Jan, Ozark; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers and sisters, Don Mabe Jr., Connie Sue Mabe, Pauline McCafferty, Max Mabe and Nancy Carter. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in Nixa Assembly of God Church with Pastors Hosea Bilyeu, Tommy Bilyeu, and Wilbur Blansit officiating. Burial will follow in Highlandville Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospices of America.

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