John W. Abbott

Born in Fort Wayne, IN on September 13, 1948

Departed on August 14, 2017 and resided in Ashland City, TN

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John W. “Bill” Abbott age 68 of Ashland City, TN passed away on August 14, 2017 in Nashville.

He was born on September 13, 1948 to the late John H. Abbott and Barbara Lathrop Sickles in Fort Wayne, Indiana and was raised mostly by his grandparents Onetta and Frank Carpino.
After graduating high school Mr. Abbott joined the United States Army. He held numerous jobs but his favorite was being an EMT.
Mr. Abbott was a fun-loving man always generous to others, having a huge heart for his family and animals. He enjoyed golfing, watching TV, movies, and football especially the Pittsburg Steelers and Notre Dame.
He was extremely talented when it came to drawing and painting. He even went as far as making a rustic barn for his Christmas Village that took up an entire room in their home.
One of his and his wife Virginia’s (Ginny) most enjoyable trips was the two week honeymoon they took traveling through Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia and ending at Virginia Beach. They would stop in small towns like Colonial Williamsburg.
Mr. Abbott will forever be remembered as a devoted and affectionate Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great-grandfather.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Abbott was preceded in death by his children, Gail Abbott and Johnny Abbott; son-in-law Gary Fromm and granddaughter, Marissa Fromm.
He is survived by his beloved wife Virginia Beechy-Abbott; children, Lynn (Greg) Witte, Bill Abbott, and Melanie Fromm; grandchildren, Kaylee (Austin Potts) Nuttle, Jacob Abbott, and Andrea Fromm; great-grandchildren, Kassidy and Brandon Potts; siblings Debra (Joe) Valenti; Aneta (Jerry) Buffington; and Frank (Shelly) Sickles.
A Life Celebration will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 11:00am in the Chapel of Springfield Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 10:00am until the time of service.
Inurnment will be on Friday, August 18, 2017 at 11:00am at Joelton Hill Memorial Gardens: 6216 Clarksville Pike, Joelton, TN 37080.
In Lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Disabled American Veterans program. www.dav.org.
Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home and Cremation Center were entrusted with these arrangements.
Springfield Funeral Home 4005 Memorial Blvd Springfield, TN 37172 615-384-5437 www.springfieldfh.com

5 Comments to Mr. John W. Abbott

  1. Coyla
    August 15, 2017 10:56 pm

    Heartbroken for the family and for Ginny. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. I know John is in a place with no pain, but the separation is still painful for those left behind.

  2. Jim and Cyndi Gibson
    August 16, 2017 10:17 am

    Please know we are sad with you.We remember the fun times together. We love you , pray for the days ahead.

  3. Roman and Patti Beachy
    August 16, 2017 8:39 pm

    Roman remembers when John came to him and asked if he could marry you Ginny. A lot of memories, we wish that we could be there with you for the next couple of days. But, we’ll see you soon. So sad, but we know we will all be together again one day!

  4. Jerry and Aneta Buffington
    August 17, 2017 1:59 pm

    GInny,
    I wish I could have made it back down and although we cannot see him, he is beside us pushing for us to live our lives to the fullest. He has physically left us. but will be with us in spirit all the rest of our physical lives, and we will truly see him again when we to are lucky enough to join the circle in heaven.
    Look around you will see him
    Listen you will hear him.
    He is far away but very close
    His Love will never leave you.

  5. Robbie Sondag
    August 23, 2017 1:53 pm

    Ginny- So sorry to hear about John’s passing. He was an enthusiastic member of our Men’s Fraternity group at Fellowship for several years and such an encourager to others. I’m glad to have known him, even for just a little while.

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