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James Jimmy E Gable, Sr

James Everett “Jimmy” Gable, Sr., 74, resident of 882 Bulls Horn Rd. husband of Jane Baughman Gable passes away Wednesday Jan. 8, 2020 at his home.

Born in McCormick, SC he was a son of the late James Press Gable and Annie Lee Collins Gable.

Jimmy served most of his life as a public servant having worked for over 20 years with the SC Highway Patrol, during his time with the patrol he was assigned as personal escort for the late Gov. John West. Upon leaving the patrol he became Sheriff of McCormick County and served for 2 terms. He finished his career working for Blyth Funeral Home for over 20 years. Jimmy loved life and enjoyed spending time and laughing with his friends.

Survivors include: His beloved wife Jane Baughman Gable of the home; a daughter Tracy Sullivan (John) of McCormick, SC; a son James Everett “Jim” Gable, Jr. (Kelly) of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; step-daughter Codi Crawford and step-son Tyler Crawford; five grandchildren Morgan Waldrop (J.C.), Madison Gable and McKenna Gable, Raegan Campbell and Addilyn Waldrop.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday Jan. 12, 2020 at 2:00 PM in the Chandler Chapel at Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home with Mr. Clif Thomas officiating. The burial will follow in Overbrook Cemetery in McCormick, SC. The family is at the home 882 Bulls Horn Rd. Abbeville, SC.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 2:00 PM Sunday afternoon prior to services at the funeral home.

Memorials in memory of Jimmy may be made to Abbeville County Animal Services, 79 Old Calhoun Falls Rd. Abbeville, SC 29620.

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Jimmy was my school bus driver and friend while I was at de la Howe and McCormick High School. I remember seeing him in the 1980's at a de la Howe Homecoming. We stopped our cars in the middle of the street in McCormick and chatted for about five minutes. As we stood there in the street, cars would go around us and everyone, black and white would give Jimmy a big "hello". Everyone loved Jimmy. Everyone loves Jimmy.
Love you always, Tim Smith-Rolfe (Class of 1964)

Tim Smith-Rolfe Mar 20 2020 12:00 AM

I worked with Judge Gable when he was a magistrate at the West Columbia, SC office. He was kind and fair. He was a pleasure to work for. Condolences to his family.

Vicki Sloan Jan 21 2020 12:00 AM

Jimmy was the best. He told me more than one funny story but one he told me I still can't help but laugh...and I know how the story ended. Will miss you my friend.

Rusty Jan 13 2020 12:00 AM

Rest In Peace
You done your time on Earth and have earned your Wings. My Heart goes out to his Family and especially his wife. God Bless.
Lisa McElveen Ramsing (Widow) of State Trooper Paul Ramsing (Badge #631) --1976 to 2006.)

Lisa McElveen Ramsing Jan 12 2020 12:00 AM

To Tracy, Jim & the entire family. My thoughts & prayers are with you all. Mr. Jimmy was a wonderful man. He will be truly missed by many.

Lori Holliday Jan 11 2020 12:00 AM

Jane, we are so sorry to hear about Jimmy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your sweet family. We love you and trust that God will certainly be close. We know that scripture tells us that Jesus wept so He knows our every need in a time such as this. We love you, sweetheart!!

Boo and Sandy Erwin Jan 11 2020 12:00 AM

We are sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. He was a true and loyal friend.

Carolyn and Ron Kelley Jan 11 2020 12:00 AM

I am so saddened by Jimmy's death. We have had so many wonderful times together, in years past. I love y'all, Jim and Tracy. Sending our love...Mildred, Nancy, Frankye, Ross and Robbie

Mildred Partridge Jan 10 2020 12:00 AM

I always loved to be around Jimmy...We grew over the years to be such good friends.....RIP Jimmy your work here is done....go rest high upon that mountain,,,,will see you again....

Sandra L. Moore Jan 10 2020 12:00 AM

Jane, the girls are here for you always. Through this storm, you are not alone. We love you and are here for you.

Allison Addis Jan 10 2020 12:00 AM

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