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Kenneth Harvey Abrahamson, age 86, of Palestine passed away on February 21, 2017. He was born in Frankston, Texas on February 20, 1931, to Arthur Abrahamson and Savilla Windham Abrahamson. He was an electronics technician, having built Navy fighter aircraft at Chance Vought and later working for Southwestern Bell and AT&T until his retirement.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 54 years, Judy Abrahamson; his parents; brothers, Norman Abrahamson and Floyd Abrahamson; sister, Margie Hall; son, Kenneth Wayne Abrahamson; and daughter, Susan Christine Doyle.
He leaves behind his son, Michael Abrahamson and wife Kathy of Palestine; sister, Anna Salmon; brother-in-law, Irvin Hall; 4 grandsons, Michael Abrahamson and wife Julienne of Kyle, Lance Johnson and wife Sahvanna of Corsicana, Paul Abrahamson and wife Adrienne of Roanoke, and Robert Ballard of Paris; 8 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends; and his beagle, Honey.
Pop loved music, especially big band and Dixieland, westerns, camping and fishing. He loved telling stories about the Army, racing cars, fishing, and adventures with the Boy Scouts.
Graveside services will be held at 2 pm on Friday, February 24, 2017, at Chapel of the Air at Land of Memory Cemetery with Rev. Kevin Willmott officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home. Condolence calls will be received from 6-8 pm on Thursday, February 23, 2017, at Herrington / Land of Memory Funeral Home.
Our family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. David Thompson and staff and to the staff of Robinson Ridge at Cartmell Home for Aged for the comfort and care they provided to Pop.
View online at www.herringtonfuneral.com.
Published on February 21, 2017
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