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Steven Wayne Dabney, aged 64, was born on November 5, 1955 in Topeka, Kan. to Albert and Marlene (Clark) Dabney. He passed away April 17, 2020 in West Plains, Mo.
After graduating high school, Steve served three years in the Army, stationed in California and Texas. He married while in the military, returning to Topeka, and welcoming daughter Rachael and son Trevor. Steve moved to Missouri in the early 1980’s, working as a log home builder. He married Jill in 1991, and gained Trent as a son.
Steve became a Christian in November 1989. He went on mission trips to build churches in Haiti and Mexico, and served as a Gideon for several years. Steve was a member and Board President of Countryside Worship Church.
Steve was truly a Renaissance man, and his passion was learning new things. He loved farming, and enjoyed raising Hereford hogs, Red Angus cattle and Shetland sheepdogs. His hobbies included reading, scuba diving, cheese making, hunting, fishing, camping, gardening, beekeeping, restoring old furniture, rebuilding vehicles, motorcycle riding and bluegrass music. He was an excellent carpenter and builder. In his spare time, he and Jill could be found traveling the backroads of Missouri, exploring small towns, state parks, and points of interest in between. Steve was the embodiment of 1 Thessalonians 4:11-12.
Steve was an active member of the Ozark Mountains Repeater Ham Radio Club, and the Army Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS). He was a former member of the Christian Motorcycle Association.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Albert and Marlene Dabney. He is survived by his wife, Jill; daughter, Rachael (Rob) Eve; sons, Trevor and Trent; grandchildren, Cameron and Kaylee Eve; sisters, Gail Dabney, Alberta Culbreath, Lisa McKinney and Alison Dabney; and Aunt and Uncle Bonnie and Rob Robinson.
The Family will be hosting a Celebration of Life on Saturday, May 9; Visitation will be, 12 – 1 p.m. in the Free Will Baptist Church, Houston, Mo.
Services will follow at 1 p.m. in the church. The family requests memorials to the Gideons or The Coldwater Cemetery Association.
Cremation was under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. On line condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com.


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