Christopher Michael "Chris" Abbott, 40 of Bedford, passed away Friday, June 22, 2012 as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was born on Tuesday, April 4, 1972 in Bedford, a son of Nelson Ray Abbott and friend, Vickie Wimmer of Troutville and Jeanette Fitzgerald Overstreet of Thaxton. He was also preceded in death by an infant sister, Lori Renee Abbott. He was a proud member of the Pagans Motorcycle Club and is survived by his brothers G. B. N. F. L. P. D. P. (Strummer 1%) He was a long time local musician who loved playing his bass & performing for his friends and providing them with the Chris Abbott Experience. He also loved riding his motorcycle. In addition to his father and mother, he is survived by his wife, Bethany P. Abbott; a son, Tommy Cochran of Bedford; two brothers, Nelson Ray Abbott, Jr. "Chip" and friend, Christy of Bedford, Jason Odell Abbott and friend, Sherry of Lynchburg; a sister, Katie Abbott Rowsey and husband, Charlie of Bedford; his mother-in-law, Judith Butler of Bedford; an aunt, Janet F. Overstreet of Bedford; two uncles, Wayne L. Fitzgerald of Bedford, Lewis E. Abbott of Roanoke. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chris Abbott Memorial Fund, c/o Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, P. O. Box 926, Bedford, VA 24523. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 3 p.m. at Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford with Pastor Steve officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Hermon Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.
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Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service
1140 West Lynchburg Salem Turnpike
Bedford, VA 24523-1803
Published in Bedford Bulletin from June 27 to June 28, 2012