Sept. 6, 1941 to June 17, 2020
Henry Abernathy, 78, of Glen Alpine, NC passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. He was born in Burke County on September 6, 1941 to the late James Everett Abernathy and Mary Alice Pitts Abernathy. Henry attended the First Baptist Church of Glen Alpine and was a member of the NC National Guard. He retired from Western Piedmont Community College. He never missed a NASCAR race on television. Henry loved fishing and also loved his family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Nelson and Christine Abernathy.
He is survived by his children, Jeff Meek (Cindy), Sharon Ross (Jimmy), all of Glen Alpine and Pauline Mitten and Brian Meek (Grace) all of Ohio; grandchildren, Amy McPeters (Travis), Carl Meek, Janie Beam (Travis), Stephen Ross, Rachael Lust, Mark Mitten, Miles Mitten and Justin Meek; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, David Abernathy, Johnny Abernathy, Tim Abernathy (Susan), and Phillip Abernathy (Beverly); nine nieces and nephews; and K-9 companion, Mickey.
Family and friends may pay their respects from 1:00pm-5:00pm on Friday, June 19, 2020 at Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center. A graveside service will be at 12:00pm on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Glen Alpine Cemetery with the Rev. John Terry officiating. Military honors will be provided by the NC National Guard.
Sossoman Funeral Home and Crematory Center is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Committal: June 20, 2020
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