CMSgt. John L. Abbott U.S. Air Force, Retired

January 12, 1931May 2, 2011

CMSgt. John L. Abbott U.S.A.F., Retired passed away on May 2, 2011 at the age of 80. He was born January 12, 1931 in Caney, Kansas to Roy and Hulda Lessman Abbott. Preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Barbara Abbott; daughters, Deborah Kaler, her husband Martin, Katherine Crane, her husband David and Roberta Van Zant, her husband John; Seven grandchildren; and sisters, Nancy Derryberry and Mary Beth Koehn, her husband Larry. A visitation and Funeral Service will be held at Colonial Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 10, 2011 from 5:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. with the service starting at 7:00 P.M. Interment will be held at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 9:00 A.M.


  • Visitation Tuesday, May 10, 2011
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, May 10, 2011

CMSgt. John L. Abbott U.S. Air Force, Retired

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Ann Richardson

May 16, 2011

Dear Barbara,
Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. I took care of Mr. Abbott years ago when I worked at BAMC, my first assignment in the Army. I was so happy to see him again sveral years ago while he has working as a volunteer at BAMC. He was a wonderful person and will be missed by many.
With deepest sympathy,
COL (ret) Ann Richardson
Army Nurse Corps

Tara Bork

May 10, 2011

Great Aunt Barbara and family - we will miss him dearly and are thinking of you all during this sad time. I know that Uncle John and my Dad are in heaven together watching over all of us.
Love, Tara and family

Sandra Walker-Warde

May 9, 2011

Our deepest condolences as we heard from our distant relative of the sad news. We will keep you in our prayers. Sandy and Scott Warde

Ellen Bassett-Rose

May 8, 2011

May God bless Mr. Abbott and his family during this time and always.

pamela talbot

May 8, 2011

i am so devastated by his death i loved him as a friend and he was such a help to me on active duty my greatest sympathy to you and barbara love Pam

pete pierce

May 8, 2011

a good man who will be deeply missed my sincere sympathy

May 7, 2011

John was a close buddy when we were in the Air Force and stationed at Sandia in Albuquerque. We went to HS football games and movies. He was a great guy and fun to be with.
Gordon & Dierdre

Dave Crane

May 7, 2011

John, thanks for all the memories of airshows, the Air Force, and Texas vacations, but mostly thanks for making me part of your family.

Nancy Derryberry

May 7, 2011

Time is but fleeting, love endures forever. May you find peace with those who have gone ahead. Love you.

Caitlin Crane

May 6, 2011

Dear Grandpa,
I’ll miss your amazing chili, all your wise-cracking, and seeing you every summer. Most of all I’ll miss you.