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.