Jerry Abbott 1945-2009
Jerry Manuel Abbott, 63, husband of Geneva Maddox Abbott, died April 22, 2009, at his residence.
Born June 21, 1945, in Boyle County, he was the son of E. Manuel Abbott of Danville and the late Geneva Lane Abbott. He was a conductor for Norfolk Southern Railroad for more than 33 years, and an Army veteran who received two purple hearts and a bronze star. He was a member of VFW Post 3436, American Legion, AM Vets, Shriners Club and Masonic Lodge. He was honored as Mason of the Year in 2000.
Jerry was a member of First Baptist Church of Danville and attended Faith Baptist Church.
In addition to his father and wife, he is survived by a son, Troy Manuel (Luann) Abbott of Forkland, Ky.; two daughters, Rheanna Abbott (Randy) Emmons of Danville, Ky., and Alana Breeze Abbott of Lexington, Ky.; five grandchildren, Tanner Abbott, Taryn Abbott, Logan Bryan, Seth Bryan and Kaden Emmons; a sister, Ann (David) Hardin of Danville, Ky.; his mother-in-law, Essie Jewell Sherrow and a brother-in-law, Glenn Maddox, both of Junction City, Ky. He was predeceased by a brother, Billy Abbott.
The funeral service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Stith Funeral Home with Bro. Barry Delaney. Burial will be in Danville Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers will be Troy Abbott, Tanner Abbott, Randy Emmons, Ed Gustafson, Bruce Sultzbach, Pete Singleton, Baker Williams and David Hardin.
Honorary pallbearers are Paul Poland, Charles Elliott, Ron Abney, Joe Denny, Robert Taylor, Jack Hendricks, L.V. Fain, grandchildren, and members of the VFW.
Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Sunday at Stith Funeral Home with a Masonic service at 3:30 p.m.
The family requests memorial donations to Heritage Hospice or WDFB Radio.