|Birth: ||May 22, 1913|
|Death: ||Mar. 2, 1970|
ANADARKO, (Caddo County), OKLAHOMA TUESDAY, MAR. 3, 1970
A pickup truck plunged off U.S. 281 about a mile and a half south of Gracemont early Monday night and literally "flew" apart. The driver of the pickup, Joe Amon Abbott, 56, of Rt. 2, Gracemont, was thrown from the truck and died at the scene of head and chest injuries.
Highway Patrolman Gene Cain said the pickup was traveling north when it ran off the west side of the highway for 557 feet, tumbling down an embankment and through a barbed wire fence.
Cain estimated the truck turned over at least three times before coming to rest in a pasture. The truck was almost in three pieces when it stopped with the cab and bed of the truck almost completely torn loose.
Abbott's death was the third on Caddo County roads so far this year.
Services for Abbott will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Gracemont High School auditorium. Rev. Phil Hargis, pastor of the Assembly of God Church in Gracemont, will conduct the services assisted by Rev. Orvil Hawkins, a former Gracemont minister, and Rev. William Howard Wheat, pastor of the Gracemont United Methodist Church.
Burial will be in the Gracemont Cemetery under direction of the Smith Funeral Chapel, of Anadarko.
Abbott was born May 22, 1913 in Grayson County, Texas and had farmed in the Gracemont area since 1929. He was married to he former Margie Helen Phillips Sept. 30, 1932~.
Survivors include his wife, of the home; two sons, Robert, of Gracemont, and Wesley Amon, of Del City; a daughter, Mrs. Norma Grokett, of Sherman, Texas; two brothers, Ellis and Marvin, both of Gracemont; three sisters, Mrs. Nola Lemons, of Amarillo, Texas, Mrs. Aline Elrod, of Maderia, California, and Mrs. Ola Ivie, of Gracemont, and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons.
Samuel Huey Abbott (1862 - 1929)
Rosa Lee Emily Waldon Abbott (1876 - 1966)
Marjorie Helen Phillips Abbott Lemons (1912 - 2007)
Robert L. Abbott (1942 - 1991)*
Created by: Rick Lemons
Record added: Mar 03, 2006
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