Mr. McKinley Wayne Absher, age 76, of Ferguson, passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
McKinley was born February 12, 1943, the son of the late McKinley William and Myrtle Reeves Absher.
He was a US Army veteran and a member of Boiling Springs Baptist Church in Purlear. He enjoyed music and fishing. He was a hard worker, having had many careers in his lifetime. He had worked in the construction industry before retirement.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by: daughter, Laura Renee Triplett; sisters, “Jackie” Iva Nell Gainey, Bernice Parsons, Rosalee Church, Viola Campbell; brothers, Claude Absher, Charles Absher, Granville Absher and Martin Absher.
Those left to cherish his memory include: his wife, Ruby Ann Foster Absher, married 34 years, of the home; children, John Triplett (Andrea) of Ferguson, Matthew Triplett of Ferguson, Angie Cheek of Ferguson, Lynett Wooten (Kent) of Wilkesboro, Juanima Minton of Hays, Laytin Absher of the home, Martin Absher (Iris) of Purlear, Anita Swanson of Clayton, NC, Michael Absher of California; siblings, Ann Shephard, Claudeane Burch (Deane), Betty McGuire, Sallie Key , Brenda Williams; 29 grandchildren; as well as, many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Adams Funeral Home of Wilkes, P.O. Box 396, Moravian Falls, NC 28654 to help with final expenses.
The family will conduct a Celebration of Life Service at 1:00 pm on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Boiling Springs Baptist Church with full military honors by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #1142. Pastor Joey Moore will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 12:00-12:45 p.m. prior to the service.
Condolences may be sent to: www.adamsfunerals.com.
Adams Funeral Home of Wilkes and cremation services is honored to be serving the Absher Family.
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