Obituary: William Robert Abbott

Friday, February 12, 2010

William Robert Abbott, 64, of Cornersville, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at his residence.

Mr. Abbott was a native of Mt. Vernon, N.Y. He served his country in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a retired engineer with the federal government and was a member of the Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John Sherman Abbott and Lucille Ethel Miller Brennen.

He is survived by his wife, Rhonda Wimbrow Abbott of Cornersville; sons, William Robert Abbott Jr. of Marshall, N.C.; Justin Timothy Abbott of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; daughters, Jennifer Suzanne Abbott of Jacksonville, Fla., Susan Dawn Martin of Temperanceville, Va., and Jamie Lee Godwin of Cornersville; eight grandchildren; brothers, Frank (Mary) Abbott of Connecticut, John (Beata) Abbott of Cornersville, Tom (Eleanor) Abbott of Florida, and Joseph Brennen of New York; sister, Susan Gammino of Florida; several nieces and nephews; and father- and mother-in-law, James Thomas and Virginia Wimbrow of Cornersville.

Mr. Abbott's body will be cremated and there will be no public visitation or service.

Cornersville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.