Murl Austin Abernathy(1927 - 2013)

Murl Austin Abernathy May 4, 1927 - July 28, 2013 Our beloved son, brother, father, grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather went to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 28, 2013 with family surrounding him at the age of 86. He passed away due to natural causes. Murl was born May 4, 1927 in Campbell, Missouri to Earl and Maggie Abernathy. He was the oldest of seven children. He met and married Gladys Dean Harvey in Missouri in 1944. They moved to Bakersfield, California where they raised four children together. Murl was a gifted man with many talents. He belonged to the Carpenter's Union and stayed active for many years. He was a member of the East Niles Senior Center where he served as President for one year. Murl and Dean attended the Faith Temple Church on Niles Street where Murl served as a Deacon until health would not permit. Murl and Dean were just one year short of celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. He was greatly loved and will be missed. Visitation for Murl will be held at Basham Funeral Care (3312 Niles Street) on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Faith Temple Church of God (1227 Park Drive) on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. For additional information, please contact Basham Funeral Care at 873-8200. Basham Funeral Care www.bakersfield.com/obits

Funeral Home

Basham Funeral Care - Bakersfield
3312 Niles St.  Bakersfield, CA 93306
(661) 873-8200

Published in Bakersfield Californian on July 31, 2013