Robert James Abbott

March 15, 1951 ~ March 14, 2021 (age 69)


Robert James Abbott, 69, of Woodville passed away peacefully on March 14, 2021 following a short illness.

Robert was born March 15, 1951 in Nacogdoches, Texas to Chester and Lillian Abbott.  He married his high school sweetheart, Gay Nell Ferrell Abbott, and they remained married for 50 years.  He was retired from the Texas Forest Service.  After retirement he spent his time raising cattle and gardening.  He loved the outdoors especially with his grandchildren who were his pride and joy.  He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Woodville. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Lillian Abbott and a brother John C. Abbott.

Robert is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Gay Nell Abbott; daughters, Carrie Ruth Garsee and husband, Leif of Woodville and Jennifer J. Haralson and husband, Josh of Woodville; grandchildren, Haden Ferrell Guerra, Sadie Louise Garsee, Demi Lee Garsee, Kassidy Haralson and Jaylin Haralson; brother, Bill Abbott of Hemphill; sisters, Margie Sanford of Hemphill and Sharon Fuller of Woodville; and a host of other family members and friends.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 20, 2021, at 2 pm at the Calvary Baptist Church in Woodville with Brother Edwin Findley and his long time friend, Steve Benthall will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family asked that you donate to the American Cancer Society in Robert’s name.

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Memorial Service
March 20, 2021

2:00 PM
Calvary Baptist Church (Woodville)


American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

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