June 8, 1986
Services were held Saturday in Jay, Okla., for Jack Abbott, 71, of Jay, who died Thursday (June 5, 1986) at the Grove General Hospital in Grove, Okla.|
Among his survivors are a daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Jim Hayes of Coffeyville.
Mr. Abbott was born June 15, 1914, near Bushyhead, Okla., and attended school in Welch, Okla.. He married Geneva Francis Sept. 3, 1938, in Oswego. She survives at the home.
He entered the Army at Fort Sill, Okla., in July 1935. He served during World War II and in Korea, Japan and Europe. He retired from the regular army in April 1963 and continued service in the Reserves until 1965. He received the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, and three Bronze Stars.
He was also employed by the U.S. Postal Service from 1966 to 1977.
He was a member of the Jay United Methodist Church, and was a 32nd degree Mason in the Jay Masonic Lodge. He was a member and past commander of the Jay American Legion Post 195, and was a member of the 40 and 8, and the Disabled American Veterans.
Other survivors include a son, Jack Douglas Abbott of Tulsa; two sisters, Mrs. Marilea Polson of Jackson, S.C., and Mrs. Bette Teale of Richland, Wash., one granddaughter, Kris Crane of Topeka, Kans., and one grandson, Trey Hayes, of Coffeyville.
American Legion Post 195 will conduct military services at the gravesite in Duffield Cemetery in Jay.
Contribruted by Kris Hayes Crane