OBITUARY

Journey H. Abbott

January 10, 1923January 19, 2011

Journey Hugard Abbott, 88, of Davenport passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 10:50 am, surrounded by his family at Select Specialty Hospital in Davenport. Funeral services will be Monday, January 24, 2011 at 2:30 pm at the Runge Mortuary. Visitation will be Monday from 12:30 pm until the service. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to his family. Online condolences may be left at www.therungemortuary.com.

Journey was born January 10, 1923 in Livonia, MO, the son of George Riley and Emma Frances (Cassidy) Abbott. He grew up helping his family on the farm and was a retired Army veteran of WWII. He retired from Alcoa after many years of service in various departments. Later in life, he had four children: Emma, Duane, Larry and Jeffrey. After he retired his days consisted of spending time with his grandchildren, hunting, fishing, playing cards and watching the Cubs while eating chocolate ice cream. He also enjoyed gardening and building things out of nothing such as tetherball stands, pitching nets and birdhouses. He loved sitting on his swing and watching the birds fly in and take bread he threw to them, into their nests or cheering his grandkids at a softball game or taking them out for ice cream whether they won or lost. Journey was an amazing man with a huge heart. If someone needed help he would always be there. He was caring and devoted to putting his family’s needs before his own.

Those left to honor his memory include his children: Emma Abbott, Duane (Christine) Abbott and Larry Abbott, all of Davenport, Jeffrey (Mary Lou) Abbott, Georgia; 13 grandchildren: Tammi, Brenda, Doris, Lisa, Jody, Lili, Hope, Sue, Amanda, Dillon, Marcus, Nikkolas and Dakohta, 21 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

He was welcomed into heaven by his parents, seven siblings and a grandson, Duane “D.J.” Abbott, II.

Services

  • Funeral Service Monday, January 24, 2011
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January 24, 2011

To the family of Journey Abbott and especially to my brother Larry Abbott, My heart felt condolences go out to you and your family in this time of need. I love you all and God Bless.
Sincerely Steven Allen

Scott Speer

January 24, 2011

Our condolences are with you. I worked with Journey at Alcoa when I first hired in 1977. He showed me the in's and out's of stretching aluminum. Peace be with you all! Scott Speer

JODY WOLLETT

January 23, 2011


I LIKE THE PHOTOS.. HE FOUGHT TO THE END..SAY HI TO DJ FOR ME...

January 23, 2011

I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH DADDY AND MISS YOU ALOT HUGS AND KISSES MISS SITTING ON THE SWING AND WATCHING THE BIRDS WITH YOU AND THEN GO IN AND WATCH THE CUBS LOVE YOU

Emma Abbott

January 22, 2011

I love you daddy and miss u alot hugs and kisses and sitting on the swing on a nice july day and watching the birds with u then go in and watch the cubs love you daddy

From the Sampson-Steeno's

January 20, 2011

Our condolences are with you and hope that you know his suffering is no longer, he fought a long and hard battle and is now at peace.

The Sampson family

January 20, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I hope you find comfort in knowing he was a fighter and he is no longer in pain. If you need anything let me know.

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