OBITUARY

William David Abernethy

February 24, 1930August 19, 2010

William David Abernethy of Charlotte, North Carolina passed away on August 19, 2010 surrounded by his family. David served in the Army during the Korean War. He was an active member of Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church and the Brown Grier Sunday School class. David was a welder with Duke Power, a welding instructor at CPCC and an active member of the Harding High Alumni. David was born in Charlotte on February 24, 1930 to Lonnie and Gertrude Abernathy.. He is survived by a son, David Abernathy Jr.; daughter Tricia (Guy) Gosnell and four grandchildren Garrett (13), Rachel (11), Mackenzie (9) and Madison (7) Gosnell; a brother Lonnie (Maria) and dear friend Sue Grier. Visitation will be Sunday August 22, 2010 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at McEwen Pineville Chapel, 10500 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28210. A memorial service will be held at Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church 9401 South Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28273 on Monday August 23 at 10:00 am with interment to follow at Steele Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in David’s honor to Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Church. Condolences at www.McEwenPinevilleChapel.com. Arrangements under the direction of McEwen Funeral Service, Pineville Chapel, Charlotte, NC.

Services

  • Funeral Service Monday, August 23, 2010
  • Visitation Sunday, August 22, 2010
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August 24, 2010

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Charlotte Chapter
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Polly Leviner
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Sandi & Zeb Green

August 23, 2010

David
Zeb and I just heard about the passing of you Dad we are so sorry. You and your family are in our prayers.
With all our love!

Kelly Wiseman

August 22, 2010

To Tricia, Guy & family:

Growing up with Mr. Abernethy (or Pops) was special. I will never forget how he could tell a story or make everyone smile. He taught us about chivalry, boating, driving, diving, waterskiing and mechanics. He set a high standard for our dates with his southern charm and protective ways. My prayers and thoughts for peace are with you during this difficult time.

With much love,

Dewey "Red" Tillman Jr.

August 21, 2010

To all of the family and to Sue, I would like to express my deep sympathy in your loss of my great friend David. All who knew David came to appreciate his honesty, his dedication to friends and willingness to help in any given situation. David always lit up any room he entered with his smile and ability to elicit laughs from all present. I believe David invented what we all have come to know as the "southern drawl." To know him was to love him. We will all surely miss David at all future Harding High School Alumni gatherings.

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