Richard C. Mabry
June 28, 1949
December 1, 2016
Richard (Rick) Charles Mabry, 67, of Abilene, TX, passed away December 1, 2016 at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, TX. Rick was born June 28, 1949 in Topeka, KS to Charles Harold Mabry and Charlotte Irene (McKinley) Mabry. Rick graduated Shawnee Mission West High School and received a Bachelor's of Business Administration (1971) from Washburn University and a Doctor of Law degree from Washburn School of Law (1973). Commissioned as Second Lieutenant upon graduation from college, he entered the USAF in 1974 as a Captain and served as a JAG officer at Kirtland AFB, NM; Osan AB, Republic of Korea (where he met and married his loving wife); Camp New-Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Dyess AFB, TX.
After leaving the Air Force in 1983, he began private practice in Abilene, TX where he concentrated on criminal defense and family practice. He was a member of Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association since 1983. He was elected President of the Abilene Bar Association in 2004-2005. As a founding member of Big Country Criminal Defense Lawyers Association he served as its original Secretary.
Rick served as a Deacon at First Baptist of Abilene, and as a Children's Leader for Bible Study Fellowship.
He was a devoted husband and father who immensely enjoyed spending time with his family and is survived by his loving wife of 40 years Sunyoung (An) Mabry and his children Raymond C. & Jessica of Dallas, Christopher A. & Rachel of Abilene; grandchildren, Lillian, Reece, Claire & Hannah. Sisters; Sandy & Frank Sheble of Basehor, KS, Marge & Larry Seger of Queen Creek, AZ and Ada & Larry Novak of Augusta, KS.
A visitation has been scheduled from 6-8pm Wednesday December 7, 2016 at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 HWY 277 South, Abilene, TX with services at First Baptist of Abilene at 2pm Thursday December 8, 2016.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to the ALS Association.
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