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Henry Abbott

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CARBONDALE -- Henry H. Abbott, 80, passed away at 9:09 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at his son's residence in Johnston City.

He was born Dec. 31, 1930, to Ocie and Lillie (Parr) Abbott in West Frankfort.

Henry married Jo Jeannine Miller on April 14, 1962, who preceded him in death April 7, 2006.

He served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict and was awarded a Korean Service Medal with a Bronze Star. He retired from the Freeman Six mine as a roof bolter after 20 years of service.

Henry is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Daniel E. Abbott of Carbondale and Stuart and Jerrie Abbott of Johnston City; two daughters and a son-in-law, Robin L. and Ernie Krummrich, and Tinna J. Abbott, all of Carbondale; two brothers, Lloyd and Eugene Abbott of Du Quoin; one sister, Bette Garrett of Decatur, Ga., 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

He is also preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Harold and James Abbott; and four sisters, Opal McDonald, Nadine Jones, Imogene Cook and Vera Ruby.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 10, in Meredith Funeral Home, with Pastor Bryon Mixon officiating. Interment will be at Oakland Cemetery with military honors. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Published in The Southern Illinoisan from June 8 to June 9, 2011
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