• Young's Funeral Directors
    El Dorado, AR
In partnership with the Dignity Memorial® network
John Benjamin Abbott 1912 - 2012
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Friday, March 16, 2012
"Mr. Abbott our next door neighbor" for 26 years was quite an active person and we have many fond memories of him and his wife. Our thoughts and prayers go to his family as you remember his long life.
Charles and Dolores Tant
Chattanooga Area
Saturday, February 25, 2012
It was a great privilege for me to get to know Mr. Abbott over the past ten years at the Abbott Reunions in Alabama. His enthusiasm and commitment to family history, as well as his friendly, outgoing, and gracious personality, were always highlights of the event. It was an honor to be able to claim Mr. Abbott as a wise elder of our extended family. I send my heart-felt sympathies to his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Prayers for the Abbott Family.

Janace McCollum
Thursday, February 23, 2012
I have worked with Mr John on Abbott family history for approximately twenty
years. I always enjoyed my association
with him, as he was not only very knowledgable, but very witty, and with all a very sweet man. My sympathies
are with his family at this sad time.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Our sympathy to Mr John's family. We always enjoyed seeing at the Labor Day
reunions. We also appreciated his vast
knowledge of family history.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time. We always enjoyed Mr "Arkansas" John's wit and knowledge at the Labor Day reunions. He was a special man and a blessing to know.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Dear Abbott Family
You have my deepest sympathy, Mr Abbott will truely be missed, I enjoyed talking with him when he would sit in the yard and water. he was so thrilled with the sprinkler system,it was also so nice to have someone that knew the details of my home being built and when things were added. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
John,
Thank you for your guidance in my career. You were a good, honest friend and mentor.
Mabel and I are praying for you and your family. Due to Mabel's health, we will not be able to attend your service.
J. Parks Hammond and Mabel Hammond
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Much love to all of you. So blessed to have such fond memories of your wonderful family. You are all so very special to me. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Love, Katrina
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Johnny, Charlotte, John C., Alice Ann and families, Our love to all of you--we prayed for peace for you at our bible study tonight. Uncle John was always very special to me. I always admired him and am grateful for the two trips we got to make to see you in recent years. We were tentatively planning a trip this May to attend the 100th birthday celebation. A recent memory that is special to me happened last spring at one of my son John's soccer games. At halftime I called Uncle John because I had a question about something I had read in a book he had sent to Mom. 40 minutes later, I had learned more than I would have imagined and he took the time to mail me a copy of that book and some other materials! He was an amazing man! God bless you all!
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
I grew up in Dallas Co, Ar. Knew of Mr. Abbott,but never got to talk to him. Would be interested in talking to a relative of his that has some info on his ancestors. He is lucky to live 99 years. I will rejoice his life with you . William Abbott
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time of sorrow. May God bless you and comfort you with warm and precious memories.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
With deepest sympathy
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
My prayers are extended to Mr. Abbott's family at this difficult time. I met Mr. Abbott through our mutual passion for genealogy and local history. I'm sorry I didn't have more time with him, he will be missed.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
My sympathy and prayers to the Abbott Family.

From a 2012 SAHF Board Member
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
May God's peace be with the family during this time of great loss. Mr. Abbott was a true friend of many and especially of the South Arkansas Historical Foundation. His legacy of great architecture here in El Dorado is a tribute to a wonderful talent and life. He will be missed by many. (South Arkansas Historical Foundation Board Member)
Monday, February 20, 2012
May God Bless and comfort John's family during this sad time. Yes, John was an amazing man and dedicated to family history. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to meet him. He will be missed!
Monday, February 20, 2012
Johnny and family, I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Abbotts passing. He will be dearly missed. Keep fond memeories close to yor heart. My thoughts and prayers are with ya'll. Love ya, Candy
Monday, February 20, 2012
John's love of family and family history will be truly missed. In his long and fruitful life he touched the lives of many, and he leaves behind him an empty space in all our hearts that can never be filled.
Monday, February 20, 2012
Love to all John's family. He was such an amazing person and lived an amazing life. We are sorry we lived so far away and didn't get to see him more often. There are a couple of memories that stand out: The first is when he and Alice came to Spearfish for mom and dad's 50th wedding anniversary and John (who was 84 at the time) got on the floor to brush Kaitlin's hair. She was 4 and wouldn't let anybody else brush it! The second memory is when we were able to go visit during Spring break, 2007. He amazed us all with all the stories and the tour he took us on of the area. He was extra fun when we played Mexican Train! We will truly miss him as he was one of a kind!
Love, Mary and Randy Neu
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