Dewey “Dude” Abney, 77 of Crawfordsville, passed away peacefully at his home on Oct. 6, 2020.
He was born on March 3, 1943 in Crawfordsville, Ind. to the late John F. and Edith (Perkins) Abney.
Upon graduating from high school Mr. Abney began working for Pace Dairy, and then worked at Clark Trucking for 27 years. He loved to ride motorcycles, doing fine leather craftsman work, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, guns and being a cowboy. He was a member of the Eagles in Greencastle, and Crawfordsville, Sons of the VFW in Crawfordsville, Fish and Game Committee in Montezuma, American Legion in Rockville, and in 2002 started with his companion, Jenny, The Doc’s Ride for Cancer. He was a natural leader and businessman. He was loved and respected by many and will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his companion of 20 years, Jenny Harrison of Crawfordsville; children, John Abney of Crawfordsville, Wanda Summers of Wingate, Tenn. and Clint Abney of Danville; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren; Jenny’s children, Brian (Heather) Harrison, Kim (Ryan) Hoffa and Bruce (Donna) Harrison; siblings, Terry (Becky) Abney, Lee (Phylis) Abney and Pam (Billy) McIntyre; sister in laws, Lynn and Judy Abney; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Vance; and brothers, Mike and Gary Abney.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020 at Roachdale Cemetery, Roachdale, Ind., with Bishop Robert Miller officiating. You are welcome to visit with the family from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday at the cemetery. Servies & Morgan Funeral Home has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
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