Charles A. Abbott 1941 - 2016
Charles A. Abbott, 75, of Dawson, passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at his residence.
Charles was born on January 12, 1941 the son of Charles A. and Agnes Lamb Abbott. He married Jeri L. Comerford on December 18, 1965 in Springfield.
Charles graduated from the Tri-City High School in 1959 and was a member of the United Methodist Church. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. He was a trustee with the Dawson Fire Protection District and former Assistant Fire Chief with the Dawson Volunteer Fire Department. Charles was a member of the Dawson Community Club and spent all his life as an avid Cubs fan hoping this would be the year. From 1961-1986 he worked at Fist-Allis in Springfield, and from 1988- 1995 at Lehn & Fink in Lincoln. During this time and even now he was the Village Water Superintendent for Dawson and Mechanicsburg.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Scott Abbott; and sister, Pat Poff.
He is survived by his wife, Jeri Abbott; two sons, Mike (Michelle) and Jeff (Jenny) Abbott; two daughters, Becky Abbott (Companion Jennifer VanDeventer), and Cindy Abbott; three grandchildren, Alisha (Jon) Yach, Tyler and Nolan; one sister Judy Hopkins; and several nieces, nephews, cousins.
Visitation will be from 4- 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 17, 2016 at Fullenwider-Park Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at the funeral home with Pastor Larry Hanson officiating. Burial will follow at Mechanicsburg Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Dawson Community Club or the Dawson Fire Protection District.
Fullenwider-Park Funeral Home, 200 S. Church St., Mechanicsburg, IL 62545 is in charge of arrangements.
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Published by The State Journal-Register on Oct. 16, 2016.