James Morgan "Bud" Abbott, Sr., age 89, of Lawrenceburg, TN passed away Sunday, December 01, 2019 at NHC Healthcare of Scott in Lawrenceburg, TN. He was a native of Lincoln County, TN, former state trooper, former owner of Crockett Bowling Alley, the Bologna Palace and Abbott's Septic Tank Service, and a member of Coleman Memorial United Methodist Church. Mr. Abbott served his country honorably in the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents, C. G. and Birdie Mae Thompson Abbott; and one grandson, Brad Abbott.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joann Stotser Abbott of Lawrenceburg, TN; one son, Jim Abbott of Lawrenceburg, TN; one daughter, Lisa Abbott Pope (Roger) of Florence, AL; two grandsons, Chris Abbott (April) of Lawrenceburg, TN and Alex Pope (Olivia) of Athens, AL; one granddaughter, Caroline Pope of Florence, AL; and four great-grandchildren, Alyxandrya McClain, Ryder Stone, Caydence Abbott, and Sawyer Pope.
The family would like to express their gratitude to all the special sitters, Tina Prentice, Deb Edge, Ann Fleeman, Debra Mowery, Shannon Jewitt, and all other past sitters. Also, a special thanks to Jessica with Unity Hospice, Dr. Frances Berry-Brown, and the staff at NHC Scott.
Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Thursday, December 05, 2019 at Coleman Memorial United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be conducted at Coleman Memorial United Methodist Church at 1:00 PM Thursday, December 05, 2019, with Kevin Marston officiating. Interment will follow at Lawrence County Memorial Gardens in Lawrenceburg, TN with full military honors.
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