Joe Abney(1917 - 2011)

JOE WHEELER ABNEY 93, passed away on February 21, 2011 in Riverside, California. He was born in Cobb County, Georgia on November 11, 1917 to Narcissus Shipp Abney and William Talton Abney. He served in the army from 1937 through 1945. In 1946, he came to Riverside to work as a civilian employee at March Air Force Base building and maintaining runways. He married Sophiann Stagliano in 1947. After March Air Force Base, he was a member of the Operating Engineers Union. When he retired, he lived in Honolulu, Hawaii for ten years. He is survived by his wife, Sophiann; children, David and Carol; son-in-law, Jerry Hensel; grandsons, Mark and Peter; and Mark\'s wife, Lauren Glade Hensel. Services will be held on Thursday, March 10 at 11:00 A.M. at Acheson & Graham Mortuary with burial to follow at Riverside National Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary (951) 688-1221

Funeral Home

Acheson & Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary
7944 Magnolia Ave Riverside, CA 92504
(951) 688-1221

Published in Press-Enterprise on Mar. 8, 2011