OBITUARY

James R. Abernathy

February 17, 1928March 13, 2014

James "Whitey" R. Abernathy, 86, of Evansville, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2014, at his home. He was born February 17, 1928, in Oakland City, IN to the late Cleo T. and Hallie Mae (Christmas) Abernathy.

He worked at Whirlpool Corporation for 41 years and was a member of Local #808. He was affiliated with the National Campers and Hikers Association for 50 years. He sang in the Germania Maennerchor Choir for 25 years and was a member of the VFW #1114 for 39 years. He was an accomplished photographer and was the official photographer for local, state and national chapters of NCHA. He loved camping and fishing and was an avid collector.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Norma J. Harris; and nephew, Shawn Harris.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Patsy A. (Bowman) Abernathy; daughters, Janet A. (Randall) Decker and Angela T. (Glen) Gore; son, Jeffrey T. Abernathy; granddaughter, Kelli L. Upton; and great-granddaughter, Marissa Forston.

Services with military rites will be 10:00 AM Monday, March 17, 2014, at Alexander Memorial Park Heritage Chapel, officiated by Chaplain Carolyn Edwards, with burial in Alexander Memorial Park. Friends may visit Sunday from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Alexander East Chapel.

The family would like to say a special thanks to the staff at Deaconess Hospice who cared for Jim.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vanderburgh Humane Society, 400 Millner Industrial Dr., Evansville, IN 47710. Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderEastChapel.com.

Alexander Memorial Park Burial Location: Section #2, Lot 52A, Space 8

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 16, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 17, 2014
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KEISTON HOLLOWAY

March 18, 2014

ON BEHALF OF THE COMRADES AND SISTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND OUR DEPARTED COMRADE.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.SINCERELY VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA STATE CHAPLAIN KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY

Rick Jones

March 17, 2014

thoughts and prayers to the Abernathy family from the son of O`Dell and Barbara Jones, checkmate members also.......Rick.

March 16, 2014

My condolences to the Abernathy family. May you find strength in the words of Isaiah 51:12, "I myself am the One that is comforting you."

March 16, 2014

Pat. I am so sorry to read about Jim passing. My prayers are with you and all your loved ones. Delores Fuhrman

Shirley Hagan

March 16, 2014

Pat, sorry to hear about Jim dying. Doreen told me. I know your family will help you thru this.Shirley Hagan.

Billie (former nurse @ Dr. Wessel's)

March 15, 2014

Patsy and Family,
Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…my thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

David Stitt

March 15, 2014

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May God comfort you and your family at this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love,
Clara, David and Jamie Stitt
Susan Mooney and Family

FROM THE FAMILY