• September 20, 2014

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David Abbey Sr.

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Funeral services for David Abbey “The Tattoo Man,” 58, of Kempner, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Scott’s Funeral Home in Copperas Cove.

Mr. Abbey died Nov. 8, 2013, in Temple. He was born June 22, 1955, in San Antonio to Dennis and Susie Casarez Abbey.

He was raised in the San Antonio area and joined the U.S. Army in 1975 and served four years at Fort Hood. After his time in the service, he opened up Dave’s Master Tattooing in Killeen and was an award-winning tattoo artist.

He married April Alkire on Jan. 27, 2010, in Florence.

Mr. Abbey was preceded in death by his father, Dennis Abbey; a daughter, Desiree’ Abbey; and a brother, Dennis Abbey Jr.

Survivors include his wife, April Abbey-Alkire; mother, Susie Abbey; children, Scott Abbey and his wife, Evelyn, Crystal Abbey Landry, Candace Abbey and her husband, Seth Richard, David Abbey Jr. and his wife, Melissa, Austin Abbey and his girlfriend, Bailey, Addison Abbey, Dawson Abbey; sisters, Yolanda Galindo, Minnie Abbey, Dalfhina Ridely; brothers, Michael Abbey and Danny Abbey; and grandchildren, Gavin, Kadence, Julian, Bailey, Jacob, Hunter, Xavier, Josh and Kellsea.

Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Scott’s Funeral Home in Copperas Cove, which is in charge of arrangements.

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