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Anderson Clayton Funeral Home
Thursday October 7th, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am

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Anderson Clayton Funeral Home
Thursday October 7th, 2021

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Jimmy Joe Abbott

Jimmy Joe Abbott, age 83, of Seagoville, Texas, passed away on Friday, October 1, 2021. Jimmy was born on June 20, 1938 in Athens, Texas to Wilson and Bessie Abbott.

Jimmy is preceded in death by his loving wife of 62 plus years, Sally Joyce Abbott; son, Ronnie Wayne Abbott; parents, Wilson Eugene Abbott and Bessie Bee Abbott; 3 brothers: Billy Abbott, James Ray Abbott and Bobby Dunn Abbott; 3 sisters: Mildred Brooks, Grace Stiles and Tommie Azbill; son in law, Rodney Leach and great granddaughter Kennedy Leach.

Jimmy was a simple man who worked hard his entire life. He was the sole provider for his family and there was never a time when he failed to do just that. He loved to be outdoors whether it be on the lake fishing, sitting on the porch or outside tinkering with his tools in his shed. After countless years of working he retired and got to enjoy the beauty of life outside of work. He had a true heart of gold and later in life became the best caretaker for his wife Sally. Although he could be hard of hearing sometimes, he sure loved to spend time talking with his family and just reminiscing about everyday life. The family will sure miss them both at every holiday gathering.

Those left to cherish his memory and carry on his legacy are his son, Donnie Abbott and wife Starla; daughter Deborah Leach; sisters: Imagene House, Patsy Drinning, Johnnie Valero, Christine Brown and Shirley Pearson; 10 grandchildren: Chris Leach and wife Janet, Brandon Leach and wife Kourtni, Amanda Arnold and husband Billy, Dustin Abbott, Chad Abbott and wife Amanda, Brittney Burris, Ronnie Joe Abbott, Tyler Abbott, Hannah Abbott and Emma Abbott; 11 great grandchildren: Megan, Devon, Luke, Cooper, Collin, Makayla, Parker, Cooper, Logan, Clayton and Colton; 2 great great grandchildren Cashton and Cannon along with other beloved family and friends who will miss him dearly.

A visitation will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Anderson Clayton funeral home in Kaufman, Texas where the celebration of life will immediately follow at 11:00 am. He will then be laid to rest beside the love of his life and beloved son at Myrtle Springs Cemetery located in Canton, Texas.

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Recording of Service


Oh my Lord! My husband Lee and I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Jimmy and Mrs. Sally on the July 4th weekend. They were selling a bright red riding lawn mower. From that day them 2 were our family too. They will both be dearly missed. I pray the family seeks comfort in the Lord. I know you guys showered him with love because he told us and it showed. You have your wings now Mr. and Mrs. Abbott now you can really start living. God bless!

Effie Thomas Oct 12 2021 9:30 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jimmy Abbott

Dustin Abbott Oct 9 2021 10:20 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Jimmy Abbott

Clara Jarrett Stephens Oct 6 2021 10:28 PM

Going to miss uncle Jimmy joe boy you and uncle Billy was the most alsome uncle's of all the uncle's i remember all the get together with y'all mum none as granny Abbott and his pa none as grandpa Abbott granny Abbott always had that Sunday dinner for all of us you will be missed never forgotten rip uncle we will meet one day again your in good hands with Jesus my prayers are with your family you had so much love for everyone and you would give the shirt off your back when someone needed help 🙏😢🙏now your going home to be with Jesus and his angels and your love ones love you always you will always be in my heart and mind 🙏🙏❤❤

Clara jarrett Stephens Oct 6 2021 10:24 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jimmy Abbott

Amanda Abbott Oct 6 2021 4:52 PM