After serving in the Army in Germany at the conclusion of WWII, he returned home and enrolled at Auburn University where he received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees of Fine Art. After graduation, Mr. Abney remained at Auburn as a Professor of Fine Art for 38 years. In addition to instructing in the Art Department, he was commissioned to produce many sculptures and paintings for several businesses and organizations in Alabama and Georgia.
Mr. Abney was an active member of the VFW, the Elks Club, and several genealogical societies. He had varied interests and pursued hobbies in areas such as music, faceting gems, and history.
Mr. Abney was preceded in death by his parents and sister, and by his wife, Jackie Abney. He is survived by his sons, Louis Abney II, Chris (Young) Abney; his daughters, Mimi (Andy) Glantz, and Kathy Abney; his grandchildren, Melissa and Michael Glantz, James and Tina Abney, Allie and Chloe Abney, and several nieces and nephews.
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