El Dorado News

November 16, 2018
El Dorado News Times


This article was published November 30, 2017 at 5:00 a.m.

John Clayton Abbott Sr., 77, of El Dorado, died on Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 at Life Touch John R. Williamson Hospice House.

Born on Dec. 12, 1939 in El Dorado, John was the only child of John Benjamin Abbott and Alice Grayson Abbott. John was a member of First United Methodist Church of El Dorado. John was a rancher and tree farmer who instilled in his children and grandchildren a love of the land and God’s creatures. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and was a Master Garde-ner and active in the Union County Master Gardeners many community projects.

John was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors are his wife of 56 years, Charlotte Bardin Abbott; a daughter, Alice Abbott and husband Rudy Buckman; a son John C. Abbott Jr. and wife Katrina, all of El Dorado. He is also survived by grandchildren Thomas Buckman, Jonathan Buckman (Rachel) and son Emory, Ben Abbott (Angela) and expected son John William Abbott, Abby Abbott and Zach Abbott.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Young’s Funeral Directors. Cremation services were entrusted to Young’s Funeral Directors.

Memorials may be made to Life Touch Hospice, 2301 Champagnolle Road, El Dorado, AR 71730; First United Methodist Church, 201 S. Hill Ave., El Dorado, AR 71730; or South Arkansas Arboretum, P.O. Box 7010, El Dorado, AR 71730.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Courtyard Health and Rehab and Life Touch Hospice for the loving care provided to John.

An online registry is available at www.youngsfuneralhome.com.

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