Obituary: Mark Douglas Sabel

Obituary: Mark Douglas Sabel

Mark died Feb. 15, 2021.

Mark died Feb. 15, 2021. He was born Jan. 6, 1958, in Vincennes, Ind., to Bertha and Norman Sabel. Mark grew up in a military family and traveled the country as far as Adak, Alaska. Maj. Norman A. Sabel, Mark’s father, retired in 1967 and the family moved to Atlanta, where Mark grew up.

Mark was a great brother to Alan and Sherrie Sabel. They participated in typical childhood events and enjoyed growing up together. In high school, Mark played football at Cross Keys High School and finished at Towers High School. Mark attended both DeKalb College and Emory University.

Throughout Mark’s life, he loved adventure, enjoying hiking, scuba diving, hunting, fishing, motorcycle riding and traveling. Mark spent many years as a bodyguard working for many famous musicians. His last years were spent working with Walmart’s optical department.

Mark will be missed but not be forgotten and is survived by his brother, Alan Sabel; sister-in-law Raye Sabel; sister Sherrie Sabel and her partner David Whitfield; nieces Brianna Shelton, Jennifer Sabel, Alana Hayut and Channing Vogl; nephews Will Shelton, Shai Hayut, Jacob and Matthew Sabel; great-nephews Brantley and Landry Shelton, Joby and Levi Sabel; great nieces Liel Hayut and Layla Vogl; cousins Nathan, David, Joel and Brian Sabel.

The funeral was held Feb. 18. Donations can be made in Mark’s name to the American Heart Association. To view a livestream of the funeral and to sign the online guestbook, visit Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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