Darin Andrew Tabor, 54, a resident of Thibodaux, passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021, at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans after a brief battle with cancer.
Darin, the son of Nedra V. Tabor and the late Kenneth Tabor, was born April 24, 1967, in Morgan City, Louisiana and was a graduate of Central Catholic High, class of 1985.
After attending a few semesters at Nicholls State University, Darin found employment at McDermott Shipyard in the drafting/NC department. He also worked for Avondale and Bollinger Shipyards until he started working for his father’s business, K & K Construction Management in Thibodaux.
Many thought of Darin as a very quiet, unassuming person, but those who knew him well, saw a different side. He loved to tell jokes, most of which were actually very funny; he was an avid fan of LSU and Saints football. He had a very healthy appetite for Southern cuisine and enjoyed watching cooking shows and trying out new recipes. Many of his Facebook fans looked forward to him posting photos of his daily meals and worried when he failed to have any postings. He enjoyed the weekly AARP bingo games and was looking forward to the day they would resume because he missed his “Bingo Buddies” and was hoping they were staying safe. He was very passionate about rescuing homeless animals and was a volunteer at the Hope for Animals Center, serving the Thibodaux area.
He was a loving and loyal family man and friend, always putting the needs of others before his own. Darin was a very private person and did not want to burden others with the seriousness of his medical situation. His favorite comment was “It is what it is, deal with it” and it was this attitude which helped him maintain a positive outlook as he dealt with some of life’s most difficult moments.
He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his mother, Nedra Tabor and friend John Landry, Sr.; sister, Melanie Tabor of Port Angeles, Washington and her companion, Shane Oubre; his daughter, Lindy Tabor of Houma; stepdaughter, Erin Percle of New Orleans; stepmother, Karen Tabor; stepbrother Ryan Naquin (Susan); two step sisters, Mitzi Naquin (Craig) of Thibodaux, and Katie Terry (Phillip) of Austin, Texas. He is also survived by his nephews, Ryan Budd (Cora) of Scott, Louisiana, Tristan and Logan Budd of Port Angeles, Washington; a niece, Lauren Budd of Baton Rouge; his aunt “Nanny” Theresia Albritton and friend, Jay Leonard; and close cousins, Cherie Rigaud and Sonya Johnson.
He was preceded in death by his father Kenneth A Tabor, his paternal grandparents, Murphy “Bud” and Lenora Delaune Tabor, his maternal grandparents, Anthony “Roland” and Sylvania Aucoin Verret; his Aunt, Linda Verret and close cousin, Anthony Malbrough, Sr.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to those who cared for Darin at the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center in Houma, Thibodaux Regional Medical Center, Ochsner Medical Center of New Orleans, Dr. Robert Alexander, and his Oncologist, Dr Jitendra G. Gandhi. He was especially grateful to his friends, Brad and Krista Reynaud and Mark and Lisa Adams. The prayers of the various religious groups and well wishes of fiends in the community have been greatly appreciated and have truly been the “Wind beneath our wings.”
Those honored to be pallbearers will be Brad Reynaud, Jessie Reynaud, Tristan Budd, Shane Oubre, Ryan Naquin and Rickey Landry.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ryan Budd, Mark Adams, Logan Budd, John Landry Sr., Anthony “Tony” Malbrough, Jr., Jay Leonard, Charles“Buck” Tabor, Brendan Cloutier and James Giroir.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at St. Andrew Catholic Church with Father Joe Chacko celebrating Mass and Father Henry Sebastian concelebrating. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 from 5:00 p.m.until 9:00 p.m. at Twin City Funeral Home, with a rosary being prayed at 7:00 p.m. The visitation will resume on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home. Following Mass, Darin will be laid to rest in the St. Andrew Catholic Church Cemetery.
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