BELMONT - Jack Vernon Abernethy, 92, died April 28, 2009, at Gaston Memorial Hospital.
A native of Gaston County, he was the son of the late George Patrick and Agnus Bertha Mae Cloninger Abernethy.
Private services were held on Wednesday.
Mr. Abernethy was a member of First Baptist Church of Belmont, where he was very active. He served as Secretary of Sunday School for many years and was a Sunday school teacher, just to name a few. He was a WW II Marine Corps Veteran, where he served in the Pacific. He owned several H & R Block offices and was a stock broker. He was president of Belmont Optimist and Lieutenant Governor of the Optimist Club of NC.
Survivors include three daughters; one son; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his wife, Vilanta Jackson Abernethy.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Belmont, 23 N. Central Ave, Belmont, NC 28012
Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia is serving the Abernethy family.