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Sgt William Ray "Bill" Abston
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Birth: Aug. 8, 1953
Rockwood
Roane County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jun. 8, 2013
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

TSGT U.S. Air Force, (Ret.), William Ray "Bill" Abston, age 59, a resident of Harriman, Tennessee passed away and went from the arms of his family to the loving arms of Our Lord on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN. He was born August 8, 1953 in Rockwood, TN to James Claude "Jack" Abston and Patricia L. Martin Abston. Mr. Abston was a member of the Lee Village Baptist Church, Harriman, Tennessee and was a retired mail carrier with the United States Postal Service in Oak Ridge, TN. He was a Retired Tech Sergeant with the United States Air Force. He was a loving husband, father, son, grandfather, and brother. He was preceded in death by his father, James C. "Jack" Abston.

Survivors include Wife Cathy Abston of Harriman, Tennessee Sons Arthur Abston of Kingston, Tennessee Dave Abston of Kingston, Tennessee Step-Children Ronald Shillings (Chrissy) of Rockwood, Tennessee Thomas Morgan of Harriman,Tennessee Amanda Housley (Patrick Housley) of Oak Ridge, Tennessee Lee Morgan of Harriman, Tennessee Grandchildren Ashiya,Christian, Zoey, Nathan, Ian, Emily, Jazmyne Mother & Step-Father: Pat & Bill James of Spring City, Tennessee Brother David Abston (Mary) of Bristol, Tennessee Sisters Annette Abston of Bradenton, FL Judy Abston of Bradenton, FL Several Nieces & Nephews

Arrangements are as follows Memorial Service will follow at 7:00pm with Rev. Matt Cannon, officiating. Full-Military Honors will be conducted by the Roane County Military Memorial Honor Guard. Concluding Services /Interment will be at a later date in The East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery on John Sevier Highway in Knoxville, Tennessee. In lieu of flowers the Family request Memorials be sent to American Heart Association. 
 
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 Parents:
  James Claude Abston (1929 - 1982)
 
Burial:
East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery New
Knoxville
Knox County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Jane Lane
Record added: Jun 10, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 112107703
Sgt William Ray Bill Abston
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Sgt William Ray Bill Abston
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Sgt William Ray Bill Abston
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Added by: Janice A. Henderson
 
 
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Thank you for your service to our country
- Virgil & DeAnna Hancock-Cooley
 Added: Jan. 18, 2015
May you rest in peace.
- Clarence J. DILLION
 Added: Nov. 29, 2014
Thank you for your service to our country
- Jane Lane
 Added: Jun. 10, 2013
 
 
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