March 1, 1942 - June 10, 2020
Graveside services for Ralph W. Abney Jr. 78, of Dallas TX. formerly of Cochran will be held Monday at 2 P M in Cedar Hill Cemetery with Dr. Bill Woodson officiating. On Wednesday June 10, 2020 Ralph Woodly Abney Jr. passed away surrounded by his family in Dallas TX. Ralph was born in Cochran,Ga, to Ralph Woodly Abney Sr. and Virginia Louise (Bonner) Abney . His love of electronics was born in the Georgia Air National Guard. He received his B.S. in Physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1965. He worked his entire 36 year career for Rockwell International, formally Collins Radio Company, working on defense and aerospace communications projects. On March 3, 1967 he married Thu Dzung (Brenda) Nguyen. They raised two daughters Virginia (Jenny) and Sabrina. Ralph had a strong love of his hometown and farm, but wanted to see the world after college. He volunteered for assignments to go to Vietnam during the war. It is there that he met his loving wife of 53 years and their first daughter was born. His passion for engineering led him to take assignments which allowed him to visit interesting places such as Egypt, Thailand and Diego Garcia, seeing interesting things such as the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx and working on projects such as the Space Shuttle. The project he was most proud of was installing communications equipment for the King of Egypt. In 1976 he finally settled in Dallas TX. were his second daughter was born. Ralph was a loving husband and father who created an exceptional life for his family. He was a wonderful father who passed on his love for science and technology, cars, and curiosity for the world to his daughters. Ralph called Dallas home and still travelled the world until his retirement in 2001. In retirement Ralph continued to learn and read about science but was also able to spend more time at the farm in Cochran where he could relax, hunt, and spend time with family. He is survived by his wife Brenda , his daughters Jenny and her husband Neal Sivie, his daughter Sabrina and her partner Beau Nazary; his sister Louisa and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services for Ralph W. Abney Jr. 78, of Dallas TX. formerly of Cochran will be held Monday at 2 P M in Cedar Hill Cemetery with Dr. Bill Woodson officiating. On Wednesday June 10, 2020 Ralph Woodly Abney Jr. passed away surrounded... View Obituary & Service Information
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