|Birth: ||Nov. 4, 1924|
|Death: ||Aug. 6, 2008|
THE REV. RICHARD TAYLOR Abbot, born November 4, 1924, in Mobile, AL, died Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at Westminster Village. He was predeceased by his parents, Helen Buck Taylor and James Lloyd Abbot, and his sister, Helen Taylor Abbot. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Portia Fincher Abbot; his two sons, Richard Taylor Abbot, Jr. of Birmingham, AL and John Fincher (Susan) Abbot of New York City, NY; and six grandchildren: Elizabeth Adair Abbot, Richard Taylor Abbot, III, William Vogtle Abbot, Ross Langdon Abbot of Birmingham, AL and Duncan Ross Abbot and Helen Taylor Abbot of New York City, NY. He is also survived by his brother, RADM (Ret.) James Lloyd (Margaret) Abbot, Jr.; nieces, nephew, and other relatives. He served his country during World War II as an Ensign in the United States Navy Supply Corps Reserve aboard the USS Odum (APF -71). During the Korean Conflict he served as a Lieutenant Commander, Supply Corps Reserve, aboard the aircraft carrier USS Princeton (CV-37). He retired from the United States Naval Reserve at the rank of Commander. When not on active Navy duty, he managed his father's nursery business in Mobile, AL. In 1963 he entered St. Luke's Episcopal Seminary at Sewanee, Tennessee, and was ordained to the priesthood in 1967. He served as Rector of All Saints' Episcopal Church in Birmingham from 1968 until he retired in 1989. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 9, 2008 at St. James Episcopal Church in Fairhope, Alabama.
James Lloyd Abbot (1888 - 1988)
Helen Buck Taylor Abbot (1891 - 1975)
Created by: Ray
Record added: Aug 15, 2012
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