David Lee Abbott, 79, of Cabool, Missouri, passed away Thursday, September 30, 2010, at his home following a battle with cancer.
He was born on April 27, 1931 in Willow Springs, Missouri, the son of William Rayford and Carrie Mae (Farrar) Abbott.
David grew up in Mtn. View, Missouri, and worked as a farmhand with his father until he joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1951. David served during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1955 with two Purple Hearts; he loved the Marines and remained dedicated to them through out his life. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and the American Legion.
David always wanted to be a politician, but he always said he was too honest and straightforward. He enjoyed people and loved his work, but most of all he loved his family and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He worked at Town & Country Supermarket in Cabool to have something to do; he thought of everyone there as his second family. He was an honest and caring person that would help anyone that needed it.
David was preceded in death by his parents, William and Carrie Abbott; his grandparents, Andrew and Susen Abbott; a sister, Catherine Abbott; brothers Max, Don and Jack Abbott; nephews Mike and Matt Abbott; and adopted son Timothy Bohrer.
He is survived by Alice Bohrer of the home; his four children, Rodney Abbott, Cindy Hobbs and husband Timothy, Tony Abbott and wife Susan, and Algenia Abbott; grandchildren Chelsey, Madison, Zack and Jacy Abbott, Tiffany Ramirez, Trenton Ledbetter, Brady Hobbs, Bailee, Kiva and Blaine Abbott; three adopted children, David Bohrer and wife Janice, John Bohrer and wife Gatha, and Terry Bohrer; brother Harley Abbott; sisters Hazel Boughn and husband Don, and Leona Freeze and husband George; as well as many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and -nephews, cousins and friends.
David will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him.
Services were at 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 4, 2010, at the funeral home chapel with Bro. Bob Martin officiating. Pallbearers were Russell Olewinski, Bob Benson, Ivan Bomham, Jim Hamilton, Bill Heath and Jim Johnson. Interment with full military honors was in Cabool Cemetery under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool.
Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.