ABBOTT, WILLARD M. - age 88 of Maryville, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at the family home. Born on September 6, 1925 in Cades Cove, TN, Willard was a longtime member of Broadway Baptist Church, and a Mason for 58 years. Mr. Abbott served proudly in the United States Navy during World War II and retired from ALCOA after 41 years of service. He was well-known as an avid horseman and carriage builder; however his greatest love was his wife and family. Preceded in death by: sons, Larry Abbott and Brent Abbott. Survivors include: wife of 68 years, Jean (Payne) Abbott; children, Sandra Elder & husband Roger and Terry Buchanan & husband John; grandchildren, Ashley Robertson, Matt Buchanan, John Elder, Sarah Chabot, Allison Buchanan, Angela Cottrell, Luke Buchanan; 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 7:00 PM, Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Smith West Chapel with Dr. Tony Collins and Rev. Carl White officiating. Family and friends will assemble for entombment at 1:00 PM, Friday, June 20, 2014 at Grandview Mausoleum Chapel. Family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM, Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Smith West Chapel. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremation.com.
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on June 18, 2014