Carl Michael Abney “Mike”, 77 of Crawfordsville, peacefully passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at the St. Vincent’s Heart Center in Carmel.
He was born in Crawfordsville to John and Edith (Perkins) Abney on June 11, 1941.
He married Lynnea J (Larsen-Edwards) Abney on July 23, 1994 at Calvary Chapel of Crawfordsville. Although Mr. Abney worked several jobs over the years, he was most content working on his lathe. His beautiful bowls and vases adorn the walls and shelves of businesses and homes throughout the United States and many other countries. Throughout out his life, he was always a lover of nature. In his early adult years, he was an avid hunter. He won many trophies for competition ‘coon hunting.
Mr. Abney’s love for his Lord Jesus Christ was obvious to anyone coming in contact with him. He enjoyed teaching and deeply desired to share the Word of God with others. He wanted everyone to experience the love and freedom he had experienced through the saving grace of the Jesus Christ.
Survivors include his wife Lyn Abney; his children Debbie (Jim) Dixon, Candy Burns, Rose Ramsey, Mike (Jean) Abney Jr., Jason (Shelly) Abney, Julie Abney, Chris Abney, and step-son, Ryan Edwards; siblings Dewey Dude Abney, Terry (Becky) Abney, Lawrence (Phyllis) Abney, Pam (Bill) McIntyre, and sister-in-law Judy Abney; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Edith Abney, and his brother, Gary Abney.
A celebration of life is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 13 at Calvary Chapel in Crawfordsville with Pastor Dave Keesee officiating. Family and friends may pay their respects from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 at the church and one hour prior to service. Burial will follow at Indian Creek Hill Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Calvary Chapel Missions.
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