|Birth: ||Nov. 20, 1910|
|Death: ||May 23, 2011|
Captain Edward W. Abbot, USN (Ret) passed away Monday, May 23, 2011 at the age of 100. He was born in Steelville, MO on November 20, 1910 to Edward H. Abbot and Virginia (Bass) Abbot.
Captain Abbot had been an official resident of El Paso since 1918. He was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD in the class of 1933. He was a career officer in the U.S. Navy until his retirement in El Paso in 1958. He was decorated for eight engagements with the Japanese in World War II. During his service in the Navy, he had command of four vessels, i.e. the battleship USS Tennessee, the destroyer USS Beatty, the fleet tanker USS Canisteo and the heavy repair ship USS Jason. He took part in the search for Amelia Earhart (Putnam) around Howland Island in the Pacific in 1937. He represented the United States at the funeral of King Christian X in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1947 and was a banquet guest of the new King Frederick IX and Queen Ingrid at the Royal Palace, Copenhagen. He also took part in the W.W. II surrender process in Osaki, Japan in 1945.
He is survived by cousins in Missouri and California.
Visitation was from 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home in Steelville, MO.
A graveside service with full military honors was held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at the Steelville Cemetery and was interred alongside his mother, the late Virginia B. Abbot, a long-time resident of El Paso.
Honored to be casket bearers were members of the Patriot Guard.
Edward Hancock Abbot (1883 - 1943)
Virginia B. Bass Abbot (1883 - 1974)
Created by: Mary D.
Record added: Jun 16, 2011
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I agree with Richard, what a career. Thank you for your service in the U.S. Navy for our great nation. Those of us that appreciate the freedoms and rights you served for are grateful for the time you spent away from family and friends during your service....(Read more)|
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What an outstanding career. Rest in peace sir, you've earned it.|
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