WAYNE RAY ABERNATHY, 79, of Wills Point, TX
passed away on Sept. 18, 2022, with burial at the
Schlobohm family cemetery outside Houston.
Wayne was born on Dec. 17, 1942, in Houston, TX to
parents Ray Clarence Abernathy & Beatrice Elvira
Schlobohm Abernathy. He was raised in Humble, TX,
moved to Balch Springs during high school, and
graduated from Mesquite High School in 1961. Wayne
served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1961-1965,
most of his time spent on aircraft carrier USS
After graduating from college at University of
Texas at Arlington, he worked as an electronics
technician until he retired in 2001. He had 2
children, Kerri and Derek, with his first wife,
Cher Jones. He loved watching sports, talking
history, and spending time with family. Nothing
gave him more pleasure in life than having family
He is preceded in death by his parents, Ray and
Elvira Abernathy, sisters Sue Culpepper & Dolores
Blackmore, and his brother Kenneth Abernathy, as
well as the mother of his children Cher Jones.
Wayne is survived by his brother Don Abernathy,
daughter Kerri Abernathy and son Derek Abernathy,
Derek's girlfriend Gina, who has been by his side
through the last months, grandsons Owen Abernathy
and Dylan Abernathy, and granddaughters Meagan
Abernathy and Katy Raynes.
Wayne will be dearly missed by those who knew and
loved him. He was a generous and steadfast part
of the lives that he touched. The family would
like to express our gratitude and appreciation
for your love and support at this difficult time.