FARMINGTON – Bobby L. Abbott of Farmington passed away on May 3, 2004, at Southbrook Skilled Nursing Center, at the age of 79 years. He was born on October 25, 1924, at Annapolis, the son of the late James Lacey and Lola Mae (Hunt) Abbott. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, James Lacey Abbott, Jr., Woodrow W. Abbott, Harold H. Abbott and Jack Abbott, and two sisters, Helen Merkley and Bonnie Mitchell.
Mr. Abbott worked for many years as the manager of Heck’s IGA in Farmington. He was a member of the Memorial United Methodist Church of Farmington. He served his country proudly during World War II with the U.S. Army. He was a member of the AMVETS, VFW Post #5896, American Legion Post #416, and a member of the Knights of Pythias Home State Lodge.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Patsy Mae (Thomure) Abbott, two sons, Bobby Joe Abbott and wife Nancy of Kansas City, Mo., and Randy Lynn Abbott and wife Brenda of Sarasota, Fla., and five grandchildren, Eric Abbott and wife Meg of Sarasota, Fla., Sara Abbott of Clearwater, Fla., John Abbott of St. Petersburg, Fla., Travis Smith and wife Diane of Bradenton, Fla., and Rebecca Lockwood and husband Paul of Boston, Mass. Numerous nieces, nephews and many cherished friends also survive.
Friends may call at the Cozean Memorial Chapel from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, 2004. A combined VFW and American Legion Service will be held at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume on Thursday at 7:30 a.m. with funeral services to be held at the Cozean Memorial Chapel at 2 p.m. with Dr. David Webster officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Knights of Pythias Cemetery at Farmington. Memorials may be directed to HospiceCare, Inc. or the Memorial United Methodist Church. Complete obituary is online at: .