Dwayne David Fabian of Covington, Louisiana passed away February 16, 2023, after a tough battle with cancer.
He was born on March 10, 1960, in Shreveport, La to Clarence Joseph Fabian and Maudie Irene Fabian. Dwayne is survived by his beloved wife Kathleen (Kay) Lynn Conner Fabian, his children David Conner Fabian (Megan), Sydney Christine Fabian Fussell (Jeffrey) and three grandchildren, Bennett Cole Fabian, Emery Kate Fussell and Cade Jameson Fabian. He is also survived by his loving mother Maudie Irene Fabian and his cherished sister Patricia Ann Fabian Freeman (Ty). He is preceded in death by his father Clarence Joseph Fabian, his father-in-law Donald Andrew Conner and his sister-in-law Patricia Carol Conner Roberts. Dwayne lived in several places growing up, including Morocco and Guam before returning to Louisiana to attend high school at Natchitoches central where he played football, and Louisiana Tech University in Ruston where he received a Petroleum Engineering Degree. He carried fond memories of his schools and those he met while attending there. After he graduated from Louisiana Tech, he began a career with Gulf Oil as a Petroleum Engineer, and later merged with Chevron where he worked as a Senior Drill-Site Manager overseas. He worked in many locations including China, South Korea, Nigeria, Angola, Kazakhstan, Balikpapan, Jakarta and Kuwait. He saw many places during his travels and looked forward to coming home with stories of what he saw and experienced. Dwayne retired in 2020 excited to enjoy home and gardening, fishing and hunting. He was ready to retire to spend time with family and to take leisurely trips to faraway places.
Dwayne was married for 40 years to his college sweetheart, Kay, who kept the home fires burning with the kids and the dogs while he worked away. His heart was always with his family, whether near or far and when the grandchildren came along, his heart swelled to bursting with Grumpa love.
He leaves behind many good times with them, with his children and family as well as many cousins, aunts and uncles. He also leaves behind many cherished memories and stories of his friends from high school, college, and those he met while working. Dwayne had a blessed life with good friends and good stories.
The family would like to thank Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Care Center and all those from whom he received care there. The compassion during treatment and the humor dispensed as well, in the course of Dwayne’s illness, was comforting and enough.
The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations in memory of Dwayne be made to either St. Timothy on the Northshore Methodist Church Memorial Garden or Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home of Southeast Louisiana.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the service at St. Timothy on the Northshore Methodist Church located at 335 Asbury Drive Mandeville, Louisiana with visitation beginning at 10:00 am. until service time at 11:00 am. Following the service, the family will have a burial at St. Timothy Methodist Church Memorial Garden located in Mandeville, La.
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