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August 6, 1951 ~ September 17, 2022 (age 71) 71 Years Old
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Ray Abernathy, age 71 of Cedar Hill, passed from this life on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at his home. There will be a time of visitation and viewing with the family on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Robertson County Funeral Home from 11AM until 5 PM. A graveside memorial service will be held at a later date.
Mr. Abernathy was born in Nashville on August 6, 1951. He was a member of Broadmoore Baptist Church and was a veteran of the United States Marines where he was a military policeman. After his time in the military, he was a law enforcement officer with the Franklin County Police Department where he was a detective and was a private investigator. Ray owned Abernathy Surveillance Equipment for over 45 years, specializing in security and as a private investigator. He was also an expert witness having testified in many cases. According to his family he was an excellent father who also loved to go fishing and was a pilot.
Mr. Ray was preceded in death by a son, Charles Abernathy. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Donita “Woman” Abernathy of Cedar Hill; daughters, Kathy Jerrell and fiancé’ Charles of Westmoreland and Christina Altice and husband Phillip of Springfield; brother, Wayne Abernathy and wife Sherry of Franklin, KY; grandsons, Phillip Altice, Christian Altice, and Hunter Jerrell; great grandchildren, Scarlett and Willow Altice; his pet dog, Bear and countless friends and business associates.
The family wishes to give a special thanks to Brooke for her care and support while Ray was on hospice care.
The family request, if so desired for memorial contributions be made to a local veteran’s association of your choice.
Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.