Thomas Earl Oliver Abernathy(1932 - 2013)

Thomas Earl Oliver Abernathy November 17, 1932 - February 22, 2013 Born to Earl Austin and Maggie Mae Abernathy in Campbell, Missouri, Tommy is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Katherine; children, Connie (Walter), Sandy, and Randall (Marysol); 7 grandchildren, Alisha (Joshua), Randy Jr. (Brandi), Taylor (Trisha), Jayde (Ryan), Nolen (Shelly), James and Brian; 7 great-grandchildren, Logan, Cameron, Annalee, Caleb, Christian, Kyle and Harper. He is also survived by his oldest brother, Murl and his wife Dean, Jeanie and Linda his baby sisters; sister and brother-in-law, Irene and David; his uncle, Jim; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends he held dear to his heart. His greatest joy was his family. He enriched and inspired our lives and the lives of those he met. He relied on God his Savior, and now he walks on Heavenly streets, lined in gold. Visitation for Tommy will be held at Basham Funeral Care (3312 Niles Street) on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held in the Basham Funeral Care Chapel on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Graveside services will follow at Union Cemetery. For additional information, please contact Basham Funeral Care at 873-8200. Basham Funeral Care www.bakersfield.com/obits

Published in Bakersfield Californian on Feb. 26, 2013