Raymond "Ditty Chicken" Abshire

October 13, 1949 ~ February 4, 2020 (age 70)


Raymond “Ditty Chicken” Abshire, 70, of Fedscreek, Ky, passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at his home.  He was born on October 13, 1949, in Grundy, Va. a son of the late Clayton and Inis (Church) Abshire.

In addition to his parents, Raymond was preceded in death by his wife, Florence M. “Shaver” Abshire: one daughter, Ella Abshire Justice, three brothers: Eugene Abshire, Howard Ray Abshire, and Larry Randall Abshire, all of Fedscreek, Ky; and one sister Helen Taylor of Fedscreek, Ky.

Ditty Chicken was a retired coal miner.   He was a well-liked man.  He loved his family dearly, and he never met a stranger.  Ditty Chicken loved his tobacco and snuff.  You never met him without a chew.

Those left to honor his memory included is his daughter: Florence Abshire of Fedscreek, Ky; one brother: James Roland Abshire of Fedscreek, KY; two grandchildren Joel Irick of Lexington, Ky, and Addison Justice of Fedscreek, Ky; one great grandson Brantley Irick of Pikeville, Ky.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Sunday, February 9, 2020 at the State Line Free Pentecostal Church of God, Mouthcard, KY with Reverend Jessie Taylor officiating.

Burial will follow in the Abshire Family Cemetery, Motley Rd, Fedscreek, KY

Visitation will begin at 6:00 P.M. Friday, February 7, 2020 at the church with special services Saturday at 7:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the funeral home in Raymond’s honor to offset funeral expenses.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, KY.  The guestbook may be signed at 

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