KINSTON - John David Abbott of Kinston passed away on Monday, June 9, 2014. John graduated from Central High School in Grand Forks, N.D., and Utah Valley Community College in Orem, Utah. He was an Elder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kinston. He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer D. Abbott and Margaret A. Hinrichs Abbott. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kinston with Bishop Chad Howard officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the church. Survivors include his sister, Elizabeth Abbott Wightman and husband Michael; nieces Elissa A. Wightman and children, Zachary J. Choate and Savanna Wightman; Julie W. Outlaw and husband Neal, and their children, N. Michael Outlaw and Tanner B. Outlaw; Patricia W. Stempien and husband Ron, and her stepson, Kenny Stempien; and Rachel W. Braswell and husband Robby, and their children, Gabriel, Caleb and Katelyn Braswell. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Church Missionary Fund 3010 Carey Road Kinston, N.C. 28504. Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. Sign the guest book at Kinston.com.