Davis Abner

July 08, 1949 - October 25, 2019

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Tuesday, October 29, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Salem United Baptist Church, 8227 N SR 9, Kendallville


Wednesday, October 30, 11:00 AM
Salem United Baptist Church, 8227 N SR 9, Kendallville


Davis Abner, 70, of Ligonier died Friday, October 25, 2019, at his residence. He had been in failing health since 2007.

He was born July 8, 1949, in Hazard, Kentucky, to Mason and Bertha (Morris) Abner.

He moved to this area in 2012 from Scottsburg.

Mr. Abner was truck driver. He attended Salem United Baptist Church.

Davis enjoyed fishing and shooting guns. He loved to watch football and was an avid Kentucky Wildcats fan. But, his pride and joy was his dog, Little Bit.

Surviving are two daughters, Michele (David) Sowards of Milford and Tracy Morris of Ligonier; two sons, Greg (Heather Archer) Abner of Cromwell and Marty (Pauline) Abner of Churubusco; six grandchildren, Brandie Abner, Kayla Farmwald, Dustin Shepherd, Kendra Ostrander, Dylan Ostrander, and Keisha Sowards; three great-grandchildren, Ben Annis, Alan Annis, and McKinnley Farmwald; a sister, Maggie (Joe) Green of Englewood, Florida; a brother, Ronald Abner of Springfield, Kentucky; Jill Martino of Kendallville, who was like a daughter; and his best friend, Betty Abner of Ligonier.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son-in-law, Phil Morris.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Salem United Baptist Church, 8227 N SR 9, Kendallville with Pastor Billy Tuttle and Pastor Scotty Ritchie officiating. Burial will be in Orange Cemetery, Rome City.

Calling is Tuesday, October 29, 2019, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the church where there will be an evening service at 6 p.m.

Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville is assisting the family with arrangements.

View a video tribute after Tuesday or share memories and condolences at www.youngfamilyfunerahome.com

Guest Book

Kim Keck
October 28th, 2019 3:03am
Wolcottville In

What I'd give to go back to the babysitting days again lol..some of the best memories ever! Keeping the family in my prayers..love you all..rip Butch ..forever in our hearts!

Rodney Ritchie
October 27th, 2019 6:25pm
Rome City, IN

One of the best Uncles anybody could ask for, I have so many memories with him and loved them all. Fly high uncle Butch until we meet again. Love you!!

james gay
October 27th, 2019 1:21am

sorry to hear of your loss,i havent seen butch since i was a kid but when i think of him its always a pleasnt thought,butch always had a smile for me and always nice to me ,it meant alot,me being a extemely shy /awkward lil kid. rest in peace.

Michelle an Michael Aman Bentley collins
October 27th, 2019 12:03am
Springfield ky 40069

I love u uncle Butch u where a good uncle and my best friend fly high and sleep well.in the manger

Thomas Abner
October 26th, 2019 11:58pm
Springfield Kentucky

Love you Uncle, glad you’re no longer suffering. Tell momma and er’body I love and miss them dearly.

Nancy Spicer Gay
October 26th, 2019 11:17pm
Austin, Indiana

So sorry for your loss Maggie! I know you will miss Butch very much! Prayers for you and Joe and the whole family. ❤️

Fred Gay
October 26th, 2019 11:13pm
Austin Indiana

So sorry for your loss may God comfort you and the family.

Maggie and Joe Green
October 26th, 2019 10:41pm
Englewood Florida

Bro, we went through so really bad times together but we also had many good times together too. I love you dearly and I will miss you so much. I will miss those daily chats we had. I love you Butch. Wait for me at the gates of Heaven.