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Derek Wayne Tabor
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Derek Wayne Tabor

Born: November 28, 1989
Died: August 20, 2012

Derek Wayne Tabor, age 22, of 240 Blue Heaven Road, Matoaka, WV, passed away on Monday, August 20, 2012 at Bluefield Regional Medical Center.

Born on November 28, 1989 in Princeton, he was a son of Patricia Farmer Wimmer of the home, and the late Michael Lee Tabor. He had been a lifelong resident of Mercer County and was a loving and devoted father who lived life to the fullest. He was a tattoo artist, loved to hunt and fish and was an avid sports fan.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandfather, Frank Tabor.

Survivors include:

Mother: Patricia Farmer Wimmer of the home

Stepmother: Tammy Tabor of Bluefield

Daughters: Natalya Tabor of Princeton and her mother April Piersall
Maleiyah Tabor of Bluefield and her mother Kayla Rogers

Brothers: Nicholas Tabor of the home
Michael Roaten of Bluefield, VA
Gabriel Tabor of Bluefield

2 sisters: Tara Sparks and Matthew of CO
Michelle Estepp of Iaeger, WV

Grandparents: Betty Tabor of Bluefield
Randall and Carol Farmer of Matoaka

Funeral services will be conducted on Monday, August 27, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home Chapel in Bluewell with Pastor Greg Hatfield officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bluewell where family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Friends may call on Sunday from 6-8 PM at the funeral home.

Online condolences will be accepted at

Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell is serving the family.

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