April 22, 1930—March 3, 2016 Roy Kenneth Abbott was born April 22, 1930 and went home to be with the Lord on March 3, 2016 reaching the age of 85 years. He was the son of the late Willie and Vianna (Criswell) Abbott. He was united in marriage to Christine Kennedy on July 16, 1960. They were happily married for 53 years. He is survived by his sister—Myrtie (Hoyt, deceased) Parsley of Campbellsville, Ky.; sisters-in-law—Stella Abbott of Monticello and Hazel Abbott of Somerset; and his nephew—Wade Abbott of Lexington. He was preceded in death by his wife Christine Abbott; his twin brother—Robert Abbott and brother Ralph Abbott. He was a longtime member of the Monticello United Methodist Church. He was also a veteran of the Korean War, having served in the U.S. Army National Guard, Battery C. 623rd FABN and attaining the rank of Sergeant First Class. He worked at the Cumberland Dairy’s Downtown Supermarket and retired from Save-A-Lot after several years as the assistant manager. Funeral services were held Monday, March 7, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Monticello United Methodist Church with Bro. Seth Denney and Bro. Trevis Upchurch officiating. Burial was in the Elk Spring Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to: Hospice of Lake Cumberland or the Monticello United Methodist Church. Hicks-Vaughn Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Published on  March 8, 2016