Mr. Abbott was born in Franklin Co., TN in 1919 to the late Junue D.T. Abbott and Dessie Mae Shasteen Abbott.
During his life he served four years in the Army Air Corp during World War II. He learned the building business from his father and trained as a finish carpenter. His building business eventually expanded to home building in several locations in Tullahoma, a paving company, a hardware store and parternership in Don-A-Rose apartments in Tullahoma. He enjoyed boating, hunting, golf and playing pool at senior citizens in Tullahoma and was proficient enough to earn trophies in some of these sports. He was also a member of Cedar Lane church of Christ.
In addition to his parents he is also preceded in death by his son, Terry L. Abbott, great grand daughter, Samantha Abbott, brothers William and Charles Abbott, sisters, Ruth Tipps and Edna Mitchell.
He is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Wilma Abbott, sister, Mabel Bohannon of Winchester Springs, TN, daughter, Gail (Buddy) Krench of Franklin, TN, grandson, Robert L “Bob” (Dwyne) Abbott of Chapel Hill, TN, granddaughter, Terri (Tim) Hathaway of Knoxville, TN, great grandchildren, Ellis L. Abbott, Joseph Hathaway and Iris Hathaway and several Nieces and Nephews.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, Friday, November 21, 2014 at Cedar Lane church of Christ with Bro. Pat Allison and Bro. John Payne officiating.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1:00 PM, Friday at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.
Visitation with the family will be held from 9:00 till 11:00 AM Friday morning at Cedar Lane church of Christ.
Tullahoma Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mr. Ernest Abbott.