|Birth: ||Nov. 1, 1919|
|Death: ||Mar. 12, 2013|
Harold E. Abbott
Harold E. Abbott, 93, of Sailor Springs, IL, passed away Tuesday, March 12th, at the Burge House in Flora.
Harold was born on November 1, 1919 in Richland County, Illinois, the son of George Abbott and Maude Mae Luke. He married Norma Franklin on December 20, 1943 in Clay County.
Harold served in the Army during WWII and was a charter member of the Sailor Springs American Legion. He enjoyed watching baseball and basketball. Harold was a full time oilfield worker and supplemented his income by working on his 30 acre farm.
He is survived by his wife, Norma Abbott; son, Steve Abbott; son, James Abbot; a granddaughter, Ashley Bank; a grandson, Westley Abbott; great-grandchildren, Tate Abbott, Reese Abbott, Ripley Abbott, and Henry Banks.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, George Abbott Jr., and two sisters, Genelle Hance and Lorena Dehart.
Funeral Service was held at Summers-Kistler Funeral Home in Clay City.
Burial at Dillman Cemetery, in Sailor Springs, IL, with Full Military Rites.
ACTIVITY DURING WWII
ENTERED ACTIVE SERVICE AS A DRAFTEE ON JANUARY 21, 1942 AT CAMP GRANT, ILLINOIS. SELECTED FOR THE COAST ARTILLERY CORPS, COMPLETED BASIC TRAINING AND QUALIFIED IN THE MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTY OF LIGHT TRUCK DRIVER (345). AFTER A 19 MONTH DEPLOYMENT ABROAD AT DESTINATION ‘SILVER' IN 1942 - 1943, ASSIGNED TO AND SERVED WITH BATTERY D (HARBOR DEFENSE), 6TH COAST ARTILLERY REGIMENT IN THE SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA AREA. EARNED THE GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, AMERICAN CAMPAIGN MEDAL AND THE WWII VICTORY MEDAL. HONORABLY DISCHARGED AS A PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ON OCTOBER 10, 1945 AT THE SEPARATION POINT, FORT WINFIELD SCOTT, CALIFORNIA.
This information has been posted on the National World War II Memorial's Registry of Remembrances website by Robert Medley Gatewood. It is entered here with his permission.
World War II Memorial
George A. Abbott (1876 - 1963)
Maude Mae Luke Abbott (1883 - 1945)
Norma Genell Abbott Hance (1913 - 2002)*
George Abbott (1915 - 1985)*
Lorena Mae Abbott Dehart (1917 - 2009)*
Harold E. Abbott (1919 - 2013)
Created by: Lady In Black
Record added: Mar 13, 2013
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