OBITUARY

Truman Kenneth Abernathy

15 May, 193427 December, 2020

Truman “Kenneth” Abernathy, aged 86, a resident of Vero Beach, FL went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 27, 2020.

Ken was born in Farina, IL on May 15, 1934. He married in Alexandria, Virginia on August 17, 1960 and was married for 60 years.

He is survived by his wife, Edna G Abernathy of Vero Beach. In addition to his loving wife, Ken is survived by their children: Blane (Susan) Piper and Lynda Piper Peck. He is also survived by his sister Trudy Abernathy-Neill (David) from Indiana, John Neill, nephew from Indiana, Elizabeth Pyper, niece and wife of Mason Pyper of Port St. Lucie, Laura Neill, niece from Indiana and Dr. Terry (Jane) Abernathy, nephew from The Villages, FL. He is survived by many grandchildren and great-children.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Faye and Truman Abernathy and brother Charles Abernathy and sister Marlene Abernathy.

Ken attended Southern Illinois University and is a veteran of the U.S. Army. His career was in Alexandria, Virginia as a Parts Director for multiple dealerships in the Virginia and Maryland states.

He was an amazing and attentive husband, a wonderful Father and Grandfather, a true friend and an active member of Grace Baptist Church in Vero Beach.

A graveside burial service will be held on January 4, 2021 at 2PM at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Ft. Pierce, FL.

A Celebration of Ken's life will be held at a later date.

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Nate Piper

4 January 2021

He was a very good man and a better PopPop. I will remember all those times when I was younger helping PopPop make mud pies. Rest In Peace.

Iris (Kruenegel) Caines

3 January 2021

Sorry to hear of Ken's passing. My thoughts are with Edna and all of his family. I have not seen Ken in many years. I was in the same graduating class at LaGrove High School. He was a kind and thoughtful person. So sorry we are losing so many of our class members.

Iris (Kruenegel) Caines, Bloomington, Illinois and Tavares, Florida

Gary & Carol Voller

3 January 2021

A wonderful neighbor and friend of the neighborhood. Ken was always willing to lend a hand and always with a smile on his face. We'll miss his warmth and seeing him puttering around his yard, garage and automobiles. Our sincere condolences to Edna and family.
Rest Well Ken,
Carol & Gary

Ernie Furrow

2 January 2021

Ken was my best friend in High School. I spent many hours at his house and he at mine. All good times. In more recent years my wife Genelle and I spent several winter months in Vero Beach. It was so great to get acquainted with Edna and enjoy our many hours there together. Our love goes out to sweet Edna at this time and pray she is doing well during this difficult time. I know for sure that my buddy Ken is with the Lord. There were times we often shared our faith and love for Jesus. May he rest in peace. Genelle and Ernie Furrow

Blane Piper

1 January 2021

Susan and I were down in October to visit with Mom and Poppop. Ken and I had a good time together. His constant care for my mother made him a very special man in my estimation. He will be missed until we meet again in the place our Savior has prepared for us.

Darrell Ford

1 January 2021

Edna, so sorry for your loss. Truly a nice man! May God shed his blessings upon you.
Ken was a classmate through Grade school and High School. We got together many times after we graduated, consider him a very dear friend. So sorry to hear of his passing , but will see him again!! Darrell and Dolores Ford, Tuscola? IL

Melanie Nestor (Sherwin)

1 January 2021

What a precious man. We called him Uncle Ken! I remember going out to his and Aunt Edna’s house for shrimp boils! He would have a huge pot of shrimp, toss it out on the table and we would go to it! He fostered my love for seafood! He was also such an encouragement to my mom and dad, Dean and Ellen Sherwin! I know I will see him again in heaven! Good bye sweet Uncle Ken!!!

Dale & Carol DeBuhr

1 January 2021

Great friend from Engelside Baptist Church. Our prayers are with all the family during this time. Thankful to know Ken is with the Lord!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY