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Rex Joseph Abbott, Sr
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Birth: Apr. 20, 1932
Death: Dec. 18, 2012

April 20, 1932 - Dec 18, 2012 OKLAHOMA CITY Rex Joseph Abbott, Sr., 80, died peacefully on Dec. 18, 2012. He was born April 20, 1932, in OKC, OK to Rex & Alice (Jackson) Abbott. Rex graduated from Capitol Hill High School, joined the Air Force and was stationed at Tinker Air Force Base. After his military service, his first career began at Downtown Chevrolet, after which he was employed at Tinker, where he retired after 35 years. Upon retirement, Rex moved to his land in Hughes County, where he raised cattle. A self-proclaimed cattle psychologist, Rex enjoyed his life as a rancher. He was a member of 4C's Cowboy Church in Stuart, Oklahoma. Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Wanda Lee Abbott, who passed on February 28, 2008; five sisters, Bertha Dockery, Vena Hawkins, Vera Parnell, Alice Meeks and Wilma Osegueda; he leaves behind his children, Karen Jaco, Alicia Knapp and Rex Abbott, Jr.; two sisters, Jean Hendon and Beatrice Melendez; seven grandchildren, James McMillan, Amber Vawter and husband Brandt, Pete Knapp, Rex Joseph Abbott, III, Miranda Bryant and husband Steven; four great-grandchildren, Colt Abbott, Tesslyn Abbott, Hunter McMillan and Courtney Vawter; and a host of beloved nephews and nieces. Viewing will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the family greeting friends 6-8 p.m. Services to celebrate his life will be 10 a.m. Friday, Dec 21, 2012, at the South Colonial Chapel, with burial following at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. To leave condolences for the family, friends may visit www.vondelsmithmortuary.com www.vondelsmithmortuary.com
.Published in The Oklahoman on December 20, 2012 
 
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 Spouse:
  Wanda Mary Frances Brandt Abbott (1933 - 2008)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sunset Memorial Park
Norman
Cleveland County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: TheOldChief
Record added: Dec 19, 2012
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Rex Joseph Abbott, Sr
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-Anonymous
 Added: Jun. 17, 2013
Thank you for your service, my Air Force 'brother.' R.I.P.
- MSgt Allan Javellana, USAF (Retired)
 Added: May. 1, 2013
 
 
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