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Harold James “Jim” AbbottPassing: April 16, 2018


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Friday, April 20th @ 2:00 pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Thursday, April 19th @ 4:00-7:00 pm


Cresthaven Memory Gardens

Friday, April 20th

 MITCHELL – Harold James “Jim” Abbott, 72, passed away Monday, April 16, 2018, at his residence.

Born May 27, 1945, in Olney, Illinois, he was the son of Harold and Norma (Franklin) Abbott.  He married Carol Ann Ratliff December 20, 1967.

He was employed at Hoffmans in Orleans from 1966 until the company moved to northern Illinois in 1970. He then went to work at Hubbard TV in Bedford until going to Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Detachment, as an electronic technician working in sonar bouys until retiring in 2015.

Jim graduated from Clay City High School, Illinois, in 1963 and electronics school in Louisville, Kentucky in 1966.  He was a train enthusiast and traveled around the country with Carol photographing trains. Jim also enjoyed gardening.  Jim was a member of Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F. & A. M., a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Sahara Grotto Valley of Indianapolis.  He attended Spice Valley Baptist Church.

Carol Ann Abbott of Mitchell
Steven (Carolyn) Abbott of Paris, Illinois
Ashley Banks of Rogers, Arkansas
Westley Abbott of Rogers, Arkansas
Jayma Jones of Mitchell
great nephew,
Tyler Jones of Mitchell
and other great nieces and nephews in Arkansas
sister in-law and brother-in-law,
Ginny and Jim Eggers of Bedford
close family friends,
David Asbery and Sue Baker of Mitchell

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 20, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Val Foughty-Killion officiating. Entombment will be in the mausoleum at Cresthaven Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday and from 1:00 p.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.

Bedford Masonic Lodge No. 14 F. & A.M. will conduct a memorial service at 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening.

Casketbearers:  Thairon Ratliff, Eric Ratliff, Marvin Jones, and David Asbery

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2 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Christina Burton Biggers | Morganfield Ky
    Date: April 18, 2018
    mom and dad ( Steve & Carolyn Abbott ) called and told me the news ,, he was a great man he will be missed . much prayers going out to my family love you all . RIP JIM see you again some day
  2. Guest: Carrell R. Scammahorn | Indianapolis In. 46234
    Date: April 18, 2018
    It been a long time ago, but I will say we had fun playing in Sailor Spring. Know Sailor Spring lost another great young man. Prayers for your family and brother.