Dr. George Thomas Fabian, Sr., U.S.A.F. (Ret.)

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“Thanks to you and Bettie for the guidance you gave as we worked and learned with you. You were an inspiring Sunday School teacher. Love to Thomas and...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Melinda Carroll - Huber Heights, OH

“I'm sorry to hear of Dr. Fabian's passing. I worked for Dr. Fabian at Myrtle Beach AFB Flight Surgeon's Office and as his Aerospace Medical Tech....Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Mike Primm - Baltimore, MD

“I was a classmate of Tommy and am saddened by his passage. May the knowledge that Tommy is with his father in heaven be of some comfort in this most...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Arthur Dawson - Virginia Beach, VA

“I will miss Tom a lot!! He was such a pleasure to work with, and such a friend. When there was a challenging job to be done, he always was ready...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Dr. Jerry Gibson - Columbia, SC

“We have been praying for Tommy over the past few months. Mot Carroll, Tommy's sister-in-law, is our friend and she has shared with us about Tommy's...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Gene & Linda Hendricks - SC

“Mary Anne, Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time. May you find strength and grace through friends and...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Jean Lark - Pickens, SC - Friend

“May the Lord comfort you all during this time of sorrow. Peace be with you. Martha. ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: Martha L. Haywood - Columbia, SC

“The Fabian Family can rejoice to know that Colonel Fabian's transition was one of mortality in this world to glorious immortality in heaven. ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Constance Perkins - Columbia, SC

“Bettie, My sympathy to you and your family. I remember Tommy so fondly from St. Andrew's High School. He was one of the nicest guys in our class. ...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Deanna Bentley - Charleston, SC

“God's blessings and comfort to you Bettie, Mary Anne, and Thom as you go forward without The Colonel's immediate presence. May He continually bless...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Gary Larsen - San Antonio, TX

“Tom was definitely one of the kindest and most principled people I've known. His family's devotion demonstrate that he was also an amazing father...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Jerry & Cathy Muehlberger - TX

“To Bettie, Mary Anne, and family: we know you have walked a path the past several weeks that was one you never thought you would walk. You have...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Bob Couch - Irmo, SC - Friend

“Dear Mary Anne, My thoughts and prayers are in Columbia with you all. I know these days are the hardest ever. Heaven has a new angel and your...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Kelly Gilstrap - Liberty, SC

“Mary Anne we are thinking of you and your family daily and you are always in my thoughts and prayers. I know that God is with you and is comforting...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Michelle Merritt - Easley, SC

“Bettie, I am so sorry to hear the news. I am out of town presently but will see you Tuesday or Wednesday. I send my sincere sympathy. Taze ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Tazewell Eure - Columbia, SC

“Please know that my thoughts and prayers have been with your entire family and will continue in the days to come. I told Roscia today that I am...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Ann J. Austin - Blenheim, SC

“Bettie & family, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you go through this difficult time.We pray God will hold you close and comfort you...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Jim & Barbara Baughman - Columbia, SC


Dr. George Thomas “Tom” Fabian, U.S.A.F. (Ret.), 64 years, August 11, 2011. Born April 6, 1947, in Charleston, to the late George Beauregard and Mary Ella Walsh Fabian, he was married May 17, 1969, to Bettie Gay Leach of Greenville. He was educated at Clemson University, University of Tennessee, Medical University of South Carolina and University of Texas. He served in the U.S.A.F. 1969 – 1996. Since 1997 he has worked for S.C.D.H.E.C., currently as Medical Director, Public Health Preparedness, Acute Disease Epidemiology/Bioterrorism. He was a deacon at Riverland Hills Baptist Church, an avid Clemson fan and IPTAY member.
He is survived by his wife; daughter, Mary Anne Fabian of Liberty; son, George Thomas, Jr. “Thom” and his wife, Summer, of Indianapolis; dear friend, Suzanne G. O’Dell, “The Other One” of Central; and brother-in-law, J. C. Owens of Goose Creek . He was predeceased by his sister, Mary Claire Fabian Owens.
Funeral is 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 17, 2011, at Riverland Hills Baptist Church, 201 Lake Murray Blvd., Irmo, SC 29063. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel. Burial with full honors will be 11 a.m. Thursday, August 18, 2011 in Live Oak Memorial Gardens, 3093 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414.
Memorials may be made to Riverland Hills Baptist Church Missions Fund, www.riverlandhills.org., The Mount Church Missions Fund, www.themountchurch.com. , or SCOA Cares Foundation, PO Box 2046, West Columbia, SC 29171 or www.scoacares.org.