Everett Howard Abbott

March 5, 1929February 11, 2013

Everett "Ev" Abbott, 83, died February 11, 2013. He was born March 5, 1929, in Millville, N.J. to Hartford and LuVivey Abbott. Living most of his childhood in Westville, N.J. attending Woodbury High School where he met his future wife, Thora "Pat" Powell. They married in 1949, and were married for 48 years until her death in 1997. Before his employment with Hercules, Ev worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad, Johns-Mansfield and the Department of Defense.

In the early 1950's, he started his career with Hercules Inc. in Gibbstown, N.J. In 1964, Ev was transferred to Hercules, California, the start of many transfers in his career including Eastover, S.C., Montreal Canada, Wilmington, Del., Hattiesburg, Miss., Kenvil, N.J., and ending his career in Decatur.

Ev, throughout his lifetime, worked various volunteer programs, New Jersey Fire Dept., Girl Scouts of America, Junior Achievement, Rodeo Swim Club in California. When he moved to Decatur, he was involved with the Burningtree Country Club serving as president and helping with the Spirit of America Golf Tournament.

He and Pat loved traveling and playing golf. Occasionally taking a little drive ending up spending the night wherever at the end of the ride. He also enjoyed gardening and reading, spending time with his grandchildren and hearing about their activities and accomplishments.

Ev is preceded in death by his parents, Hartford and LuVicey Abbott; his wife, Pat; and grandson, Phillip Patrick Abbott.

Survivors include daughters, Susan Ashlock of Mulvane, Kan., Robin Moczulski (Mark) of Yountville, Calif., and Sherry Abbott of Decatur; grandchildren include Tema Travis (Scott), Amanda Ashlock (Eugene), Jennifer Gomes (Matt) and Eric Moczulski; great-grandchildren, Axton Travis, Aidyn Travis, Alyjah Travis, Matison Gomes, Marcus Gomes and Pollux Good; sisters-in-law, Virginia Keen (Larry) and Nancy Powell; and nephew, David Keen (Melissa). Also, his beloved buddy, Sparky.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations in Ev's name be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Diabetes Association .

Visitation will be held tonight from 6 to 8 at Roselawn Funeral Home Chapel in Decatur with private family burial on Friday.

We would like to thank Alacare Hospice of Decatur for all their help and support, especially our angel, Samantha Franklin.


  • Visitation Thursday, February 14, 2013

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February 15, 2013

I am deeply sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. May God's love comfort and strengthen your family during this difficult time. John 16:22

With My Deepest Sympathy,

Betty & Jack Ehlenberg

February 15, 2013

Sherry, Robin, and Susan -
Your hearts are heavy right now, but know Dad is in a special place and very proud of the women y'all became.
Our thoughts and prayers are with y'all during this difficult time. May God's peace comfort you at this time.
Betty and Jack

Carl and Willi Lovett

February 14, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Susie Jordan

February 14, 2013

Sherry, Your Dad was a truly good man. One of the best managers I ever had, and later, as your friend I came to know him as not a "boss" but as a friend as well. I remember him taking the time for my kids when they were small and appearing as Santa at their Christmas party. I know the pain you are going through and my prayers are with you and your family.

Nita Durham

February 12, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. I know how hard it is to lose those you love. God be with you

Nita Durham