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 Shirley Johnson “John” Abbott

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Shirley Johnson “John” Abbott

Birth
Death
5 May 2008 (aged 75)
Burial
Forest, Bedford County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID
63298193 View Source

Shirley Johnson "John" Abbott


He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Virginia Ashwell Abbott; his
children, Pamela Joy Abbott and Sharon K. Embry; granddaughter, April Embry. He
was preceded in death by his son, Keith Abbott; his parents, Waddell Abbott and
Daisie Abbott Moorman; and brother, Harold Abbott. Harold is survived by his
wife, Emma. John leaves many cousins, nieces and nephews. He had many friends in
the Ruritan Club and churches. All who knew John loved and admired him, often
wondering how such a nice man could be a police supervisor. On August 1, 1955,
John was employed by the Virginia State Police, his dream fulfilled. His first
assignment was in Warrenton, Va. After nine years, he was promoted to Duty
Sergeant in Richmond, Va. As supervisor, he served in Clifton Forge, Chesapeake
and Richmond, retiring as 1st Lieutenant in Division I in Ashland, Va. In
October of 1987, after 32 years of service, he retired from uniform. He returned
to the department and worked as an applicant investigator for 14 years. John was
a man of compassion and integrity. He was loved and admired by all who knew him.

Shirley Johnson "John" Abbott


He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Virginia Ashwell Abbott; his
children, Pamela Joy Abbott and Sharon K. Embry; granddaughter, April Embry. He
was preceded in death by his son, Keith Abbott; his parents, Waddell Abbott and
Daisie Abbott Moorman; and brother, Harold Abbott. Harold is survived by his
wife, Emma. John leaves many cousins, nieces and nephews. He had many friends in
the Ruritan Club and churches. All who knew John loved and admired him, often
wondering how such a nice man could be a police supervisor. On August 1, 1955,
John was employed by the Virginia State Police, his dream fulfilled. His first
assignment was in Warrenton, Va. After nine years, he was promoted to Duty
Sergeant in Richmond, Va. As supervisor, he served in Clifton Forge, Chesapeake
and Richmond, retiring as 1st Lieutenant in Division I in Ashland, Va. In
October of 1987, after 32 years of service, he retired from uniform. He returned
to the department and worked as an applicant investigator for 14 years. John was
a man of compassion and integrity. He was loved and admired by all who knew him.

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