|Birth: ||Feb. 28, 1926|
|Death: ||Nov. 10, 2012|
United States Navy,
World War II,
Ralph Odell Abbott, 86 years of age, of the Sloans Valley community in Pulaski County, Kentucky, departed this life and entered into eternal peace on Saturday, November 10th, 2012 at approximately 10:00 p.m.
Ralph was born in Wayne County, Kentucky, on February 28th, 1926, son of the late William "Willie" and Vie Anna Criswell Abbott. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the South Pacific with the United States Navy Seabees. He was a proud member of the American Legion Stearns Post No#115. He, along with his son, was involved with the Tateville Volunteer Fire Department in its early days and was a 65 year member of the Masonic Lodge in Monticello, Kentucky, Lodge No#431. He was bus and truck driver for most of his life eventually retiring from Hinkle Contracting Corporation. Later he owned his own truck and many remember him for delivering loads of soil and gravel throughout Pulaski County and the surrounding counties.
Ralph was survived by his wife of 50 years, Hazel Wade Abbott; one son, Wade Abbott of Lexington, Kentucky; twin brothers, Robert (and Stella) Abbott and Roy (and Christine) Abbott of Monticello, Kentucky; one sister, Myrtie (and Hoyt, who is deceased) of Campbellsville, Kentucky; and a host of other family and friends who mourn his passing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Abbott, who departed this life on September 1st, 1985 and Vie Anna Abbott, who departed this life on February 20th, 1985.
Visitations were held on Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 at the Pulaski Funeral Home in Somerset, Kentucky from 11:00 a.m. until time of funeral services.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Pulaski Funeral Home with Bro. Perry Dobbs officiating.
Burial followed in the Mill Springs National Cemetery in Nancy, Kentucky with Military Honors held by the American legion Post No#38 Honor Guard.
THIS IS A TRIBUTE IN MEMORY OF RALPH,
What makes a man a Mason, O brother of mine?
It isn't the due guard, nor is it the sign,
It isn't the jewel which hangs on your breast
It isn't the apron in which you are dressed
It isn't the step, nor the token, nor the grip,
Nor lectures that fluently flow from the lip,
Nor yet the possession of that mystic word
On five points of fellowship duly conferred.
Though these are essential, desirable, fine,
They don't make a Mason, O brother of mine.
That you to your sworn obligation are true
that my brother, makes a Mason of you.
Willie R. Abbott (1904 - 1985)
Vie Anna Criswell Abbott (1903 - 1985)
Ralph Odell Abbott (1926 - 2012)
Roy Kenneth Abbott (1930 - 2016)*
Robert Clarrence Abbott (1930 - 2013)*
Note: Obituary information courtesy of funeral home website.
Mill Springs National Cemetery
Created by: Cadmus
Record added: Nov 12, 2012
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Added: Jul. 7, 2013
Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down on us to let us know they are happy.|
Added: Nov. 12, 2012
Some things I'd like to say, but first of all to let you know that I arrived okay. I'm writing this from Heaven where I dwell with God above, where there's no more tears or sadness there is just eternal love. Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out ...(Read more)|
Joe & Vickie
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