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William James Abdon
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Birth: Jul. 4, 1936
Grant County
Indiana, USA
Death: Mar. 28, 2014
Grant County
Indiana, USA

Wife: Joyce
Daughters Darla Jean
Son Douglas
Parents: Roy Sr. and Catherine Brown Abdon
Brother: Roy Jr.

William James Abdon
July 4, 1936 March 28, 2014

William James Abdon, Sweetser, died at 5:54 a.m., Friday, March 28, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born to Roy E. and Catherine V. Abdon. William graduated from Marion High School in 1954. On September 2, 1955, he married Joyce Ann Ketcham of Canton, Illinois, who survives.

They have 3 children, Dorine Denise (Rick) Ward of Sweetser; Douglas Roy (Felicia) Abdon of Bringhurst; Darla Jean (Larry) Cox of Columbus, Indiana.

William has 7 grandchildren, Maria Nicole (Cardini) & Cliff Furnish of Sweetser, IN and Travis Michael Roy Cardini of Cheyanne, WY; William James Abdon, II and Cody Michael Abdon of Bringhurst, IN; Devin Deriek Cox, Elizabeth Joyce Cox and Raeanna Christine Cox of Columbus, IN; 2 great-grandchildren, Colbie and Corbin Furnish.

Honorably mentioned in 1953, William was elected to the Indiana All-Star football team and recipient to the Exchange Club for the Sportsmanship Award. He was a past member of Sweetser Lions Club, Pleasant Township VFD, 50 year member of Samaritan Lodge 105 of Marion, Aero Club of Marion, Scottish Rites of Ft. Wayne, IN, Shriners of Corpus Christy, Texas, 12 year member of the Oak Hill School Corporation Board, former member of the Marion Church of the Brethren and Mt. Olive United Methodist Church of Marion and current member of Brownsville Texas United Methodist Church.

William retired after 40 years in the corrugated box business. He retired in 1995 from Bell Fibre Products of Marion.

William and his wife, Joyce, retired to Brownsville, TX in 1995.

Funeral Service will be at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Avenue, Marion, IN 46952 with Rev. John Bunch officiating. Burial will be in Grant Memorial Chapel, Marion.

Visitation will be from 5-9:00 p.m. Monday, March 31, 2014 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to one of the following organizations: Southern Care Hospice of Kokomo, United Methodist Church of Brownsville, Mt. Olive UMC Church or Gilead Ministries.

Family links: 
  Roy E. Abdon (1927 - 1991)
  Catherine V. Brown Abdon (1906 - 1989)
Grant Memorial Park
Grant County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Vicki Luoma
Record added: Mar 29, 2014
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William James Abdon
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William James Abdon
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