Henry Preston ABBOTT Jr.
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ABBOTT, JR., Henry Preston Age 86 of Madison. December 13, 2010. Preceded in death by parents, Nufie Allen Abbott and Henry P. Abbott, Sr., and by grandson, Russell A. Abbott. Survived by wife of 64 years, Elizabeth M. Abbott; brother, Robert F. (Blanche) Abbott, Jonesboro, AR; children, Anne A. Tanner, Henry J. "Hank" (Rita) Abbott, David C. (Karen) Abbott; grandchildren, Guy Joseph (Michele) Abbott, Mark (Jeannie) Swor, Amy A. (Matt) Lowe, Emily Abbott, Katherine Abbott and by 7 great-grandchildren. Henry was a 1941 graduate of East High School, and attended Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee. He was a U.S Army veteran and was a Registered Professional Engineer while working in several capacities at Ferro Corp./Reichold Chemicals/GAF Corp. for 37 years. Henry taught Sunday School classes for 40 years and was a member of Goodlettsville First Baptist for 42 years. He was a loving and devoted husband and a wonderful father, and will be greatly missed by family and friends. Special thanks to the dedicated staff of Alive Hospice at St. Thomas Hospital. A celebration of Henry's life will be held at Goodlettsville First Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Friday, December 17, 2010 with visitation at the church beginning at noon. Officiating at the Memorial service will be grandson-in-law, Matt Lowe. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Goodlettsville First Baptist Church Building Fund. COLE & GARRETT FUNERAL HOME, Goodlettsville, TN (615) 859-5231.

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Published in The Tennessean from Dec. 15 to Dec. 16, 2010.
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December 16, 2010
Elizabeth, June and I both will certainly miss Henry. We loved him very much and we love you. May God send you and your family HIS comfort during this time of sorrow. I have been praying for you and your family.
Irma Cottell
December 16, 2010
Elizabeth,we want you to know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We will miss Henry and hope that we can keep in touch with you.- Cecil and Vadis Miller, Brentwood, Tennessee
December 16, 2010
David, Karen, and family:
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.
Rod and Debbie Suttmiller
December 15, 2010
Henry will be sadly missed but remembered by his family and friends as a loving and compasionate man who loved his family, friends, and his church. I will miss you Pa-Paw.
Barb Abbott-Calcote
December 15, 2010
So sorry for your loss. He was a good neighbor and always had a smile for everyone for which we will miss. I can see him now at our Village dinners enjoying him self. Our prayers are with you.
Bob and Frances Santini
December 15, 2010
Your loss must be truly great.May the God of all comfort wrap his compassionate arms around your family. 2nd Cor 1:3
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