Mr. Louis Roosevelt Dabbs Sr. of Phoenix, Arizona, and formerly of Halifax County died Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in Arizona at the age of 85. Mr. Dabbs was born in Halifax County on March 22, 1934 to the late Rev. Thomas F. Dabbs and Mrs. Eva Edmondson Dabbs.

He was reared by his grandparents, the late Mr. Will Dabbs and Mrs. Daisey Lee Hundley Dabbs. He was married to the late Mrs. Helen Dabbs and was a former member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and later joined the Jehovah Witness Church.

Mr. Dabbs is survived by three daughters, Ms. Deborah G. Coles of Scottsburg, Mrs. Priscilla Dabbs-Cooper and Ms. Daisey L. Dabbs, both of Brooklyn, New York; one granddaughter; two aunts, Mrs. Estelle Edmondson and Mrs. Lillian Edmondson, both of Clover; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, grandparents and wife, Mr. Dabbs was preceded in death by his son, Mr. Louis R. Dabbs Jr.

Funeral services for Mr. Louis Roosevelt Dabbs Sr. will be held at a later date.

Funeral arrangements are provided by Whitney and Murphy Arcadie Funeral Home, Phoenix, Arizona.

 This is a courtesy announcement by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.