Charles J. Abney

April 29, 1926February 20, 2013

Charles J. Abney, age 86 of Greenville, Ohio and formerly of Richmond, Indiana where he had lived most of his life, passed away at 1:32 A.M. Wednesday February 20, 2013 at the Brethren Retirement Community Greenville, Ohio. Charles was born April 29, 1926 in Locust Branch, Kentucky and the son of the late Andy and Annie (Skinner) Abney.

Charles was retired having worked at Hill’s Roses of Richmond, Indiana for 40 years.

He was a veteran of W.W. II serving in the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the Eaton Pike Pentecostal Tabernacle where he had served as Deacon and led many bible studies. He had also been a Sunday School Superintendent. Charles loved to garden and was most proud of his beautiful and perfect gardens.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Bernice (Centers) Abney. They had been married for 64 years. Also by a son Terry Abney and sisters Louise Applegate and Christine Chasteen.

Charles is survived by his son and daughter in law Ted and Diana Abney of Greenville. Granddaughters Angela Tait, Monica Abney, Nikole (Tyler) Fasnacht and Terra (Chad) Denniston. Also great grandchildren Treighton Fasnacht, Hudson Fasnacht, Taylor Denniston, Zackary Denniston, Fiona Tait, Shane Newton, Cailey Hamilton and Autumn Hamilton as well as a sister Irene Abner.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday February 23, 2013 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Pastor Ron Baker officiating. Burial will follow in the Earlham Cemetery Richmond, Indiana. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until time of the services in the funeral home. The Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will conduct Full Military Honors Saturday at the Greenville funeral home.


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Ken Centers

February 23, 2013

I have many wonderful memories of Uncle Charlie. His ever present smile and his laugh are what stands out the most to me. He had a great way of telling a story and making everyone listening laugh. Prayers of peace to the family. - Love Ken

February 22, 2013

May you All take comfort in the good memories you shared with this father, grandfather and great grandfather. Dorothy & Joe Goodfather

William Simmons

February 21, 2013

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Love Bill and Regi

Ina Colletti (Hicks)

February 21, 2013

Praying for your family during this difficult time. He touched many lives with his dedication to God and teaching God's Word.

Mike Acker

February 21, 2013

Ted and Diane, so very sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Please know I am thinking of your and your family at this time. Mike

Lisa Wyatt

February 21, 2013

Praying for all of you

Tracy Mock

February 20, 2013

Praying for everyone. Much love, Tracy Wyatt Mock & Family

February 20, 2013

My Heart is so broken over Charles, but know he is where he has wanted to be ever since Bernice left him to go to her eternal home, Will meet u again Brother

James and Julia Poeppelman

February 20, 2013

Thoughts and prayers to the entire Abney family.

Sherri Crabtree

February 20, 2013

Sending prayers your way for your family. Not ever easy losing someone so close and dear to your heart. May God wrap his arms around your family during this time and give peace to each of you.