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Roy Ronald Abernathy
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Birth: Oct. 10, 1946
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 28, 2011
Guilford County
North Carolina, USA

GREENSBORO Mr. Roy Ronald Abernathy, affectionately known as Ron, 64, passed away on the evening of Thursday, April 28, 2011.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 7 at Forbis & Dick, Pleasant Garden Chapel.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Armed Forces for twenty years, serving with the State Department and NSA, concluding his career serving as a diplomat with the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. Upon returning to the U.S., he spearheaded the start-up of the Konica plant off Interstate 40/85. He later became the first President of Fruit of the Loom Japan, overseeing all of their Asian operations. Then he served as the President for AdvaMed in Tokyo, Japan. In his later years, he shared his knowledge and experiences as a professor at many of the local universities.

He is survived by his wife of forty years, Noriko; two sons, Joel and Shawn, wife Meredith, and two grandchildren, London and Lane.

The family will receive friends following the memorial service on Saturday.

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Published in News Record on May 4, 2011
Family links: 
  Roy Reather Abernathy (1915 - 1996)
  Iceyphenolia Summey Abernathy (1925 - 2004)
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Michael
Record added: Feb 26, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 105858402

2nd cousin 1x removed RIP
- Michael
 Added: Feb. 26, 2013

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