George Owen Abney, beloved husband, father, grandfather, father-in-law, and brother-in-law passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 4, at the age of 79. George was born in Nome, TX on July 18, 1932, and grew up in Burkeville TX. He served in the Army during the Korean conflict. He worked in the Laboratory at DuPont Beaumont Works for 20 years; later retiring from the insurance business. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray, Sr. and Nina Abney; brothers, Ray and Joseph Abney; and sister, Lola Abelman. Surviving family includes his wife of 46 years, Carolyn of Montgomery, TX; daughter, Dena of Houston, TX; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Stacey of Lewisville, TX; grandchildren, Lauren, Wade, Kalyn, and Kennedye of Lewisville, TX; brother-in-law, Jim Holbrook of Montgomery, TX; sister-in-law, Linda Person of The Woodlands, TX; and several nieces and nephews. George had many hobbies and interests that included water skiing, motorcycles, snow skiing, and most recently was an avid fan of Nascar with Jeff Gordon #24 being his favorite driver. George never met a stranger and enjoyed working with and helping people in any way he could. He was a 32nd degree Mason for more than 50 years. During that time he belonged to the Mid Jefferson County Shrine Club and a member of the Nem Loof Clowns. He was a past Master of Montgomery Lodge No. 25. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 21st, to celebrate his life at Montgomery United Methodist Church, 22548 Hwy 105W, Montgomery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Montgomery United Methodist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 1330, Montgomery TX 77356 or the
. You are invited to leave memorial condolences at: www.shmfh.com Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home, Montgomery, Texas. 936-597-7300.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on July 13, 2012