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Paul Dean Abbott
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Birth: Oct. 8, 1936
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 9, 2012
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA

Paul Dean Abbott, Sr., age 75, of Cowpens, SC, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 9, 2012. He was married to Barbara (Gossett) Abbott for 56 years.

Born on October 8, 1936, he was the son of the late Ralph L. Abbott and Myrtle (Gilbert) Abbott.

He was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church in Cowpens where he was a member of the Adult Men's Sunday School Class and served as a deacon for 42 years.

Mr. Abbott was a native of Spartanburg County, a graduate of Cowpens High School, and the owner/operator of Abbott Farms Fruit Markets and Abbott Gas Company.

He served his community as a former member of Cowpens City Council, Spartanburg County Farm Bureau, and the Spartanburg Area Transportation Committee.

Survivors include his wife and three sons, Paul D. Abbott, Jr. and wife Susan of Spartanburg, Steven G. Abbott and wife Sheila of Cowpens, Daniel Bo Abbott and wife Summer of Cowpens; twelve grandchildren, Angela Humphries and husband Ty, Amber Spencer and husband Jarred, Brooke Hilliard and husband Joey, Alex Abbott and wife Shealyn, Jessica Schultz and husband Patrick, Holly Browning, Rebecca Abbott, Madeline Church, Jordan Church, Andrew Crowder, Savannah Terry, and Carter Terry; seven great-grandchildren, Hannah and Kaylee Humphries, Ivy Hilliard, Randi and Kara Schultz, Austin and Jada Browning; one sister, Helen Abbott Petty; and two brothers, Gary Wayne Abbott and John L. Abbott.

He was predeceased by a brother, Billy Eber Abbott (1942-1994)

Dean was a kind and generous man who loved his family, church, and friends. He never met a stranger and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

The family received friends 2:00-4:00 PM on Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Mountain View Baptist Church in Cowpens.

Funeral services were held 4:00 PM on Monday, March 12, 2012, at the church, conducted by the Rev. Steven Griffith, the Rev. Jeff Pangle, and the Rev. Chris Emory. Burial was in Sunset Memorial Park.

Pallbearers were Alex Abbott, Jordan Church, Joey Hilliard, Ty Humphries, Patrick Schultz, and Jarred Spencer. Honorary Escort was the Adult Men's Sunday School Class and Deacons.

Memorials could be made to Mobile Meals Service, P.O. Box 461, Spartanburg, SC 29304.

Floyd's North Church Street Chapel

Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from March 11 to March 12, 2012
Family links: 
  Ralph Abbott (1910 - 1993)
  Myrtle G Abbott (1919 - 1999)
  Paul Dean Abbott (1936 - 2012)
  Billy Eber Abbott (1942 - 1994)*
*Calculated relationship
Sunset Memorial Park
Spartanburg County
South Carolina, USA
Created by: Patricia
Record added: Mar 11, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86566674
Paul Dean Abbott
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May you rest in heavenly peace.
- Patricia
 Added: Mar. 11, 2012

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