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 Cornelius Cecil Abbott Sr.

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Cornelius Cecil Abbott Sr.

Birth
Latham, Pike County, Ohio, USA
Death 6 Oct 1985 (aged 73)
Gunter, Grayson County, Texas, USA
Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Plot Entrance Gardens
Memorial ID 45816585 View Source
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Gospel preacher. Preachers of Today, Vol. 1, 1951, 9. 401 No. Park, Seminole, Okla.; BIRTH: Latham, 0., Dec. 13, 1911; WIFE: Virginia Lee Deacon; CHILDREN: Two; BAPTIZED BY: H. Leo Boles; BEGAN PREACHING: Chillicothe, 0., 1927; TRAINING: David Lipscomb College, Correspondence courses from American School in Chicago; CHURCHES SERVED: Marietta, Ohio, 1940-42, Chickasha, Okla., 1943-45, Altus, Okla., 1948-50; PAPERS: GospeL Advocate, Firm Foundation, Christian Leader; RADIO : Paris, Texas, daily, Altus, Okla., daily, Seminole, Okla., weekly; MEETINGS PER YEAR: six or eight; PERMANENT CONTACT: Virginia Lee Abbott, 401 No. Park, Seminole, Okla.; OTHER FACTS OF INTEREST: Engaged in evangelistic work for 12 years, and preached in thirty-eight states. Used to write in Christian Leader where F. L. Rowe called him "the boy evangelist." With church in Seminole, Okla., 1950-.

Memorial services were conducted for Cornelius C. Abbott at the Highland Oaks Church of Christ, Dallas, Texas. Abbott, 73, departed this life Oct. 6, while a patient at the Gunter Home. Born in Waverly, Ohio, brother Abbott attended David Lipscomb College, and soon began preaching at an early age. For several years, he did evangelist work in the Ohio Valley, mainly in the states of Ohio and West Virginia. I first met Cornelius in the fall of 1941, when I went to Marietta, Ohio, for a meeting with him. Then the following spring he came to be with me in a meeting in Wewoka, Okla. Soon after this he moved to Chickasha, Okla., then to Lamar Ave. in Paris, Texas; while living there I was with him in a meeting, during which time his two children Neil Jr. and Donna, were baptized. Later he lived and preached in Altus, Seminole and Duncan, Okla. He was once the preacher for the Red Bank church in Chattanooga, Tenn. His last years of local work were spent with the churches in Carrollton and Malakoff, Texas. Then he and his wife, Virginia, built a house and retired at 2827 Greenhill, Mesquite, Texas, in the greater Dallas area. They placed their membership with the Highland Oaks church and there, along with his two children and their families, they have worshiped for the past few years. The Abbott's reared Virginia's younger sister, Donna, and helped her go to Abilene Christian University, where she met and later married Parker Henderson. Brother Abbott was a good man and a fine preacher, and thousands of people obeyed the gospel under his teaching. He loved the Lord's church."Neil" Abbott was a personal friend of mine. We spent many hours together talking about the Lord's work. Often in our times of association we would laugh and joke about his name always being at the head of the list in Preachers of Today. He had a fine sense of humor, and always enjoyed being with his preaching brethren. He will be greatly missed. Ron Milton and John Banister, two long-time friends, conducted the service, and the body was laid to rest in beautiful Restland Cemetery in Dallas. Brother Abbott is survived by his good wife and by his two children, Neil Jr. of Garland, Texas, and Mrs. Donna Jean (Abbott) Gamblin of Mesquite, Texas, and their families, plus many dear friends throughout the brotherhood. -- Perry B. Cotham, 1814 Santa Cruz, Grand Prarie, TX 75051 - Gospel Advocate November 21, 1985, page 700.


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