Abernathy, Jr.

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Dave Abernathy, Jr.

Jul 27 1923 - Aug 04 2009

Dave Abernathy, Jr., 86, of McKinney, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 04, 2009, at Homestead of McKinney. Mr. Abernathy was born July 27, 1923, in Sherman, Texas, to Dave Sr. and Ruby (Echstein) Abernathy. Mr. Abernathy enlisted in the United States Navy on September 15, 1942 and was honorably discharged on February 19, 1946 and earned the Victory Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the Navy Good Conduct Medal. He married Bobby Jean Mosby on March 15, 1952, in Center, Texas. She preceded him in death on March 11, 2009. Mr. Abernathy worked as a lab technician in the oil and gas industry for Atlantic Richfield Company for over thirty years until his retirement in 1985. He was a past member of North Baptist Church, in McKinney where he served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher and was currently a member of Stepping Stones of McKinney. Mr. Abernathy is survived by his daughters: Kim Ritchey and her husband Rex, of Prosper, Texas, Kelly Berry and her husband Dwalyn, of Spring, Texas, and Kay Sanders and her husband Kevin, of Telephone, Texas; son: Dave K. Abernathy and his wife Peggy, of Sherman, Texas; grandchildren: Kyle Berry, Kris Berry, Randle Abernathy, Llana Abernathy Ogden and husband, Nolan, Sonny Abernathy and wife, Stacy, Kevin Sanders, Jr., Kirk Sanders, and Kent Sanders; and sister, Lura Lee Williams of Montgomery, Texas. Preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother, Elmer Abernathy, and sisters, Ann Ploeckelman, Dell Bourland, and Ora Wilson. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 7, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jeff Nyberg officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park, Allen, Texas. Family and friends are invited to the funeral home at their convenience on Thursday to pay their respects and to sign the register book. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Thursday beginning at 6:00 p.m.
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