Dewey L. Abrams, 92, passed away suddenly Saturday, December 20, 2014, at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born August 16, 1922 in Jackson County, Kentucky to Lawrence and Annie (Johnson) Abrams. He was a decorated World War II veteran, serving 17 months in combat throughout Italy, Germany, France and South Africa. He married Theda (Van Winkle) Abrams on May 17, 1947 in Covington, Kentucky. They lived on the same small farm for over 63 years near Somerville, Ohio. He was a carpenter, a factory laborer, and an elementary school custodian, retiring from Talawanda Schools in 1981. Above all, he was a lifelong farmer who loved raising cattle and chickens as well as a huge garden and plentiful apple orchard. In his spare time, he loved fishing, hunting, auctions, and the Brookville Flea Market! Of course, he also loved spending time with his family, friends, and neighbors. He so enjoyed attending church and was a deacon at Taylor's Grove United Baptist Church. He is survived by a daughter Wanda L. (Tom) Renner; one son Bernie D. (Susan) Abrams, a daughter Sandy A. (Bill) Freeman; five grandchildren, Mark A. (Erlena) Parker, Cory W. Abrams, Casey A. Abrams and Kelley A. Freeman, Brian (Betsy) Renner and three great grandchildren, Kash R. and Kinslee P. White and Tommy Renner; two siblings, Ola Abrams and Opal (Joey) Loeser; special nephew Chris Abrams and many much loved nieces and nephews as well as a host of wonderful friends and neighbors. He was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, one beloved grandson, Morris Dwane White, his parents, brothers Arnold, Walter, Martin, Mitchell, and Lynn Abrams, and sisters Delia Belle Adams and Norma Croucher. Funeral service will be held at Lakes Funeral Home, Berea, KY on Friday at 11:00 p.m. with visitation beginning at 9 a.m. until the time of service. Memorial gifts may be made to Taylor's Grove United Baptist Church, PO Box 48, Somerville, Ohio.
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