AUSTIN, Texas — Kevin Paul Mabrey, 56, a former Parsons resident, died Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, in Austin, Texas.
He was born Oct. 5, 1962, in Naperville, Illinois, to Edward and Rosemary (Egan) Mabrey. He moved to Kansas with his parents at the age of 5 and attended Parsons schools, graduating from Parsons High School in 1980.
He was involved in Parsons Community Children’s Theatre and Community Theatre and was active in the Student Council, select choir, forensics, Drama Club, Music Company, advanced band, honors orchestra and other activities. He performed in “Don’t Drink the Water” as Alex McGee and in the musicals “Oklahoma” and “Matchmaker.”
After graduating from Parsons High School he attended Wichita State University School of Performing Arts. Later he transferred to the Department of Theatre and Dance at the College of Fine Arts, University of Texas at Austin. He spent the last many years living, working and loving life near the Colorado River in Austin. Kevin was an avid bicyclist and had many close friends across the globe.
Surviving are brothers Frank Mabrey (Mary) of Charlotte, North Carolina, Mike Mabrey (Ruth) of Battleground, Washington, Brad Jay (Donna) and Gary Jay, all of Parsons, and Curtis Mabrey of Springfield, Missouri; sisters Lisa (Jay) Adams (Mike) and Pilar Mabrey, all of Parsons; four nephews; nine nieces; and 12 great-nephews and great-nieces.
Preceding him in death were his parents and stepmother, Juanita Mabrey; and two sisters, Virginia Ann “Ginny” Mabrey and Julie Ann Jay.
There will be an informal come-and-go reception in his memory from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Wall Family Center, 2605 Main, Parsons. The family encourages online messages to be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.