Robert Taylor Abernathy

September 15, 1934October 1, 2020

Robert Taylor Abernathy, age 86, of Mason, Michigan passed away on Thursday, October 1, 2020. Robert was born September 15, 1934 in Dresden, TN to James Roy and Mamie Gladys (Parrott). He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and retired from General Motors in 1988 following many years of service. Robert was a member of the Holmes Road Church of Christ in Lansing for many years.

Surviving are his daughter, Wendy (David) Guenther; grandchildren, Andrew and Rebecca Guenther, Keri Abernathy; sister-in-law, Kathleen (Tibbs) Cantrell. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Ralph Abernathy; sister, Ruth Abernathy; wife, Shirley (Tibbs) Abernathy; son, Jeff Abernathy.

No formal service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


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Lanny Weems

October 8, 2020

To the Abernathy FamiIy,
I first met Bob in 1987. He was a stake truck driver in our Over The Road - GM / Oldsmobile Private Fleet Dept.

I will always remember his honesty, smile, kind words and easy going personality. Bob was always willing step up and go the extra mile. There were many times in my job assignment as dispatcher he would hear over the radio that I was in trouble and could use some help. He would often call in to me and offer his assistance.

Rest In Peace 'Bob'

Teresa Bass

October 4, 2020

We had so many laughs with him and Shirley on our weekly card nights. He was a gentle spirit and at the same time a lot of fun. Shirley and Bob were all part of the "gang" with my parents from Holmes Road. It gives me such a warm feeling to know how much fun that group had together both in Michigan and down in Florida. I will miss Bob.

Robin Snyder

October 3, 2020

He was like my 2nd dad growing up. I was in and out of the Abernathy house. He was funny, kind, and loving. I will miss him.

Robin (Smith) Snyder


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