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Calvin Joseph Abbott
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Birth: Aug. 31, 1919
Death: Aug. 29, 2008

Calvin Joseph Abbott, 88, of Forest, went to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, with his family at his side. He was born in Bedford County on Aug. 31, 1919, a son of the late Thomas Dabney Abbott and Frances Genevieve Coffey Abbott.

Calvin was a United States Navy veteran having served during WWII. He was a lifelong farmer and cattleman in Bedford County. He was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents, Calvin was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Wanda Hazelle Fullen Abbott; two brothers, George Carlyle Abbott and Thomas Edward Abbott. He is survived by one son, C. Wayne Abbott and wife, Barbara, of Forest; two daughters, Joyce A. Ruff and husband, Richard, of Goode, Brenda A. Davis and husband, Perry, of Forest; four grandchildren, Kristen Graham, Dwayne Abbott, Brandon Davis and Jennifer Patterson; five step-grandchildren, Pam Dyba, Rita Parker, Angie Gerni, Melissa Gaddy and Greg Davis; four great-grandchildren, Jarred Patterson, Luke Patterson, Kayla Patterson, and Everett Graham; eight step-great grandchildren, Sam Dyba, Jacob Dyba, Luke Dyba, Kelsey Gerni, Sophia Gerni, Emma Gerni, Isabella Parker and Evie Davis; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Goode Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 178, Goode, VA 24556.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2008, at Virginia Memorial Park with the Rev. Mark Flores officiating. Military graveside honors will be given by American Legion Post #16. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, Sept. 1, 2008, at Tharp Funeral Home and Crematory, Bedford, 586-3443. To send condolences online, please visit 
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  Thomas Dabney Abbott (1895 - 1965)
  Frances Genevieve Coffey Abbott (1898 - 1975)
  Wanda Hazelle Fullen Abbott (1914 - 2006)*
  Calvin Joseph Abbott (1919 - 2008)
  Thomas Edward Abbott (1921 - 2001)*
  George Carlyle Abbott (1934 - 1999)*
*Calculated relationship
Virginia Memorial Park
Bedford County
Virginia, USA
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Record added: Aug 31, 2008
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Calvin Joseph Abbott
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Calvin Joseph Abbott
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