Obituary and funeral services: John F. Gabs, 73, of Covington

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John F. Gambs, 73, of Covington GA died peacefully in his home on September 24, 2017 after an eleven-year battle with lymphoma. Professionally, John was a psychologist, but he was also a country song writer, avid golfer, and baseball enthusiast.

After many years of helping people with mental health and addiction issues, John took a dramatic career turn in 1990 and started a sports-related business, Southeast Golf Ball Recovery. In 2002, he founded the East Metro Baseball League, a non-profit recreational organization for adults. In 2016, he was inducted into the National Men’s Baseball Hall of Fame. As a songwriter, John won awards in numerous competitions and had his songs recorded by several independent artists.

After thirty years together, John and his wife Marie were sometimes told they seemed like newlyweds. He was the love of her life, and she will miss him terribly, as will his loving family and his many friends. His loss will be especially felt by his grandchildren, Mallie, Alex, Camille, and Zachary, as well as his stepdaughter, Katherine Hoover.

On Saturday, October 14, at Meadows Funeral Home, the family will host a visitation at noon, followed by a memorial service at 1:00 with the Reverend Tracy Sever officiating.

Reposted courtesy of Meadows Funeral Home.

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