Mark Elliott Abernathy 1964 - 2009 Kern River Family Mortuary Mark Abernathy passed away July 1, 2009 at age 44 at his home in Shafter, CA. His final days were spent surrounded by family and friends that Mark had touched in some small way throughout his short, yet very memorable life. Mark was born October 8, 1964, in Bakersfield, CA to Willie Eugene and Mary Lou Abernathy. He enjoyed working for his family's scrap metal company and was a licensed truck driver. Mark was married to his high school sweetheart, Brenda Alexander, for 18 years; together they were blessed with two sons, Marky and Brock. Mark loved striper fishing in the aqueduct and bass fishing, flying remote control airplanes, racing cars, watching movies, and hanging out with his sons. He will be missed greatly by his family and everyone who knew him. Mark was preceded in death by his sister, Sherry Robnett. Mark is survived by his sons, Mark Abernathy Jr. and wife Jessica; Brock Abernathy and girlfriend Chelsea Rouleau; brothers, Mitchell and Michael Abernathy; sisters, Tracy Holder and Amanda Abernathy; parents, Willie and Mary Abernathy. Viewing will be at Kern River Family Mortuary on Sunday, July 5, from 4-7 p.m. Burial on Monday, July 6, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at Shafter Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to P.O. Box 22438 Bakersfield, CA 93390. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Kern River Family Mortuary, 1900 N. Chester Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93308.