William R. Abbott died Monday, June 11, 2018 in Irving Texas. He was born on 9/26/1953 in Abilene, Texas to William (“Ace”) and Blanche Abbott. Bill graduated from Wylie High School and attended Texas Tech University and the University of Texas at Austin. He was an Eagle Scout and was a student of military history and geology. He was an avid reader and collector of vintage comic books and a rock hound, collecting rock specimens from locations in the United States. He also loved playing the guitar. Bill worked in the printing industry for most of his life. He was an accomplished potter and was very apt at creating ceramic pottery for his friends and family. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Ace and Blanche Abbott and his sister Nita Abbott. He is survived by his sister, Rita Goodner and husband, Rick, niece, Lesa Jones and husband, Robb and great nephew Casey and nephew Paul Gafford.
He was a kind and loving man and will be missed by all who knew him. The family will have a private memorial service at a later date. The family requests that you consider making a donation in Bill’s name to Operation Kindness, www.operatonkindness.org which cares for homeless animals.