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James Martin "Jim" Abbey
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Birth: Jan. 19, 1925
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 11, 1992
Henderson County
Kentucky, USA

My grandfather. Loved and missed by all. Papaw loved to fish, he would sit for hours in his boat and fish with us grandkids, of course he spent much of the time putting bait on our hooks than actually getting to fish himself! He was a kind and gentle man who had the respect of everyone.

Papaw served in WWII aboard the Destroyer Escort, U.S.S Forster. He was a "Plank Owner" meaning part of the first crew to sail aboard the ship. After his time during the war, he then spent over 50 years working in the Oilfield. Many were convinced Papaw could smell oil under the ground. Many of the wells he drilled 50 years ago are still pumping oil to this day!

I love and miss you Papaw.

On the lighter side.....
My grandfather has the distinction of being the only man in White Co IL buried in 2 cemeteries. Back in the mid 60's my grandfather lost a leg while working out on an oil well. He was back to work in a few short week with an artifical limb. His leg was buried in Maple Ridge Cem near his grandmother Della Abbey-Boling and when he passed away in 1992, he was buried in White County Memorial Gardens.



James M Abbey, 67, Henderson,Ky, died at 7:43 am this morning Thursday June
11,1992 at Community Methodist Hospital in Henderson.

He was born Jan 19,1925 in White County, the son of Hershel and Mabel (Young)

He was married to the former Ruby Dunkin, who survives.

In addition to his wife, he is survied by his mother, Mable Abbey of Carmi,
three sons, Payton of Mt Juliet Tenn, David of Nashville Tenn and Mark of
Evansville Ind; three brothers, Robert, Marvin both of Carmi, and Guy of
LaGrange Tex; a sister, Della Colson of Leighi Acres Fla; five
grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He was proceded in death by his father, Hershel; two brothrs, Joe and John;
a sister Dorthy Gates and grandmother Della Boling.

Funeral serves will ne held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 14,1992 at Donald Campbell Funeral Home, Carmi, Robert Thompson and Gary Puryear officiating, with burial in White County Memorial Gardens.

Family links: 
  Herschel Cyrus Abbey (1900 - 1963)
  Mable Cula Young Abbey (1901 - 1995)
  Virgil Levi Abbey (1917 - 1926)*
  Herschel Cyrus Abbey (1921 - 1972)*
  James Martin Abbey (1925 - 1992)
  Wayne Eugene Abbey (1927 - 1927)*
  Robert M. Abbey (1931 - 2011)*
*Calculated relationship
White County Memorial Garden
White County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Jun 07, 2010
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James Martin Jim Abbey
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James Martin Jim Abbey
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I love and miss you papaw.
- michellerenee68
 Added: May. 6, 2017

- Nancy
 Added: Nov. 4, 2012
Hi papaw! I just wanted to come by and tell you I love you and miss you so much! You were such an amazing man and the best papaw any kid could be blessed to have. Keep the minnows wet till we meet up again and can bait a hook! I love you.
- michellerenee68
 Added: Oct. 27, 2011
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