Robert C. Abbott

July 22, 1938March 3, 2018

On March 3rd, 2018, Robert Charles Abbott, Sr., passed away peacefully at the home after a long illness with his loved ones at his side. Robert “Bob” was a loving and caring husband, father and friend. It’s been said Bob would give you the shirt off his back and was a friend to all. He will be greatly missed. Bob was born in Corpus Christi on July 22nd, 1938 to O. Roy and Verlene Abbott and lived there until his retirement when he relocated to Harlingen, Texas. Bob graduated from from W.B. Ray High School in Corpus Christi and continued his education at Texas A&I University graduating with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. Bob’s successful career included sales positions in the furniture business, oil industry and culminated with his owning and operating Abbott Roofing Company from which he retired in 2009.. Bob met the love of his life, Judy Kay Allison whom he married in 1960. They were married for 57 years and they were blessed with four children. Bob was involved in numerous civic organizations. He was past president of the Bucarraders; A 50 year member of the Masons, original Lodge #1337 and Past Master; Alamin Shriners, and a former Navy Reservist and pilot. Bob is predeceased by his parents, O. Roy and Verlene Abbott and son Robert Charles Abbott, Jr. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Judy Kay Abbott, son Curtis (Karolyn) Abbott, daughters Michelle Abbott, Candace (Andrew) Beasom, daughter in law Dolly Abbott, and nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The family would like to thank his caregiver William Castillo, Dr. Robert Minor, Dr. Charles Mild and the PCC staff at Valley Baptist Medical Center for their compassionate care given to Bob these past few months. Services are under the direction of Heavenly Grace funeral home, a Dignity Memorial Provider. Visitation Wednesday, March 7th, 2018, 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Graveside service at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8th, 2018 at Mont Meta Memorial in San Benito.


  • Judy Kay Abbott, Wife
  • Curtis (Karolyn) Abbott, Son
  • Michelle Abbott, Daughter
  • Candace (Andrew) Beasom, Daughter
  • Dolly Abbott, Daughter-in-law
  • Robert also leaves behind nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Who will miss him greatly.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, March 7, 2018

  • Graveside

    Thursday, March 8, 2018


Robert C. Abbott

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March 6, 2018

to the Abbott family, I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Mr & Mrs. Abbott were always so kind to open their doors to let us teen age kids have sleep overs with Missy after skating on a Saturday night. Condolences, Brenda M. (Doty) Harris.

Fred Riepen

March 6, 2018

Judy and family, so sorry for Bob's recent medical struggles, and for the loss all of you have suffered. His wonderful picture here brings a smile to my face in his memory. His warm, and ever present smile, it always put everyone he encountered at such ease. God's speed and love to all of you . Dale and Fred