|Birth: ||May 31, 1942|
|Death: ||Jan. 5, 2008|
Kenneth E. Abbott Sr., 65, of West City, formerly of Benton, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008, in Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis surrounded by his loving family after a brave battle with cancer.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008, in Poulson Funeral Home in Benton, with the Rev. Bert Mitchell officiating. Entombment will be in Logan City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.
Mr. Abbott lived in Benton and West City all of his life, starting Abbott's Towing in 1977. He and his wife, Linda, retired due to health reasons. Even retired, he was a very hard worker. He enjoyed providing and caring for his family, meeting and talking to people and making new friends. He has touched many lives in town and in his travels. His favorite past time was playing cards with his friend Gerald Garrett.
Those who knew Kenny knew he was always trying to make a buck. He loved swapping, trading and selling.
He had many nicknames, including Little Pete, Mighty, Abbott the Rabbit, Big A. and Albert. His son, Ken Jr., and Elaine Hester opened Big A's in his honor.
He was a one of a kind father; he loved his children and grandchildren and he always put family first.
He was born May 31, 1942, in Logan to Pete and Lorean (Gipson) Abbott.
Kenneth was united in marriage with Linda R. (Carney) Abbott, and she survives in West City.
Also surviving are his sons, Ken E. Abbott Jr. of Lake Benton and Keith Abbott and wife, Jennifer, of Benton; daughters, Diana Overturf and husband, Tim, and Debra Neal and husband, Scott, all of Benton; grandchildren, Aaron King and fianc�e, Stacey Neal, Brett L. King, Josh Lambert, Dakota Cali, Kodi Abbott, Kyle Abbott, Brittany Neal, Linsey and Joey Toms and Alicia Neal; great-grandchildren, Julian Toms and Preston Neal; sisters, Dora Gayer and husband, Bud, of Plumfield, and Phyllis Odle and Barbara Broadway, both of Benton; father-in-law, Ray Carney of Benton; and a few of his close friends, Roy Hale and wife, Edna, Ernest Heinrich and wife, Sharon, Jim Neal and wife, Marilyn, and Elaine Hester, all of Benton; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Created by: Kyle
Record added: Jan 10, 2008
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