James Leon Dabney, 57, of Houston passed away on April 25, 2019 in an automobile accident in Houston. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Corley-Porter Funeral Home Chapel in Mexia. Interment will be at Coolidge Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be Tuesday evening 6 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
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Leon was born July 7, 1961 in Hillsboro, Texas to James Eugene and Mamie Ray Lloyd Dabney. He was a journeyman electrician and a member of North Central Baptist Church where he was saved and baptized. He loved fishing, camping, playing guitar and talking politics. He also loved watching wrestling with Daniel and talking on the phone with him for hours!
He was preceded in death by his father, James Eugene Dabney, sister, Vicky Elizabeth Dabney and nephew, Michael Wayne Brooks. Leon is survived by his wife, Denise; stepsons, Daniel Berry and Deric Fletcher both of Houston; mother, Mamie Ray Dabney of Houston; sisters Lisa Isbell and husband, Frankie of Thornton and Rita Helmer and fiancée, Freddy Patino of Houston; nephews, Christopher Helmer of Houston, Brian Helmer of Houston and Aaron Helmer of Cleveland; special lifelong friends, Tim and Felecia Cochran of Plantersville and Tom and Kathy Idrogo of Tomball.
Memories of Leon from his family:
Mom: Leon was a wonderful son and he really looked out for me.
Daniel: He was Mr. Fix It. He could fix anything! He was a great, “Amazing” stepfather and my Sci-Fi buddy.
Rita: My brother selfishly loved and cared for his family and his friends. He will always be deeply loved and greatly missed.
Lisa: Leon was a good electrician. He went out of his way to help people. He was the type of person who could fix anything. I looked forward to going to Houston to see and talk to him. Leon always had a plan to do something around the house and was fixing or working on some project. He was taking care of everyone and keeping things going. Leon was a very special person who did a lot for his family and friends. He was everything to the Family and went above and beyond to keep things going. We will Love him and miss him dearly. Leon was a loving and caring brother. Always watched out for his little sisters even after we grew up and was always there for his sisters whether it was working on cars or needing someone to talk to. Leon was the strength that kept the family going.
Denise: Leon was the best husband in the world and a wonderful father to Daniel and Deric. My Hero, My Superman, My Everything…