email Councilman Abernathy
Term Expires 2021
Larry Abernathy is a native to the state of Oklahoma. After graduating from Wagoner High School, Abernathy continued his education through Oklahoma State University, specializing in automotive repair. In 1977 Abernathy married his wife Rita. Abernathy is a family man who has three daughters and four grandchildren and has deep ties to the Wagoner community.
Abernathy utilized and advanced his skills as a mechanic working for a private company for 12 years and then as a Diesel mechanic for the Wagoner Public School System for 34 years before semi-retiring in 2017. For the past 34 years, Abernathy has used his position on the city council to be beneficial in advancement and change, to work with fellow Councilman to move the City towards the future and has never shied away from being a part of something bigger than himself. He has been a member of the Prince Hall Masonic Lodge for 12 years, as well as Wagoner Area Neighbors and Wagoner Community Outreach.
Under Abernathy’s leadership, the Martin Luther King Celebration has grown and flourished and the MLK Memorial on Martin Luther King Blvd is in large part due to his dedication and constant strive to better the Wagoner community. Abernathy’s calling to serve the Lord has been the foundation of his commitment to his family and his community. After serving as the Pastor for Trinity Church of God in Christ for four years, Abernathy is now serving as Elder for the church and finds his time divided between being a role model to the youth of Wagoner and sharing community worship with the senior citizens.
Abernathy believes the proven track record of the City of Wagoner’s ability to sustain the future provides many options for the City Council. He is excited about the prospect of new business, new housing and the opportunity to create a place in which the citizens of today and future generations of tomorrow can be proud. Abernathy strongly believes that determining and maintaining this quality of life is essential for every generation, not only to attract and maintain the jobs and personnel the city currently has, but to attract and increase the business opportunities for tomorrow.