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Raymond Eugene Abbott, age 68, passed away July 29, 2013. Raymond was born on September 14, 1944, in Little Rock.
Raymond was a member of Vimy Ridge Immanuel Baptist Church. He retired out of the aviation industry. He loved helping people.
Raymond was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow Abbott and Rosa Abbott-Mullings; two sons, Raymond Eugene Abbott and Patrick Eugene Abbott; and siblings, Rosemary Moak, Billy Abbott, Fay Harris, and Danny Jack Mullings.
Raymond is survived by his wife, Patricia Abbott of Siloam Springs; two sons, William Abbott of Russellville and Scott Chaplin of Wye Mountain; one daughter, Pamela Chaplin of Tulsa, Okla.; two sisters, Patsy Hobby of Sardis, Jeanette Williams and husband Mac of Alexander; one brother. James Abbott of Alexander, as well as many other family members and friends, all who loved him dearly and will miss him always.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, officiated by the Rev. James Thurston and Gary Hobby, at Smith Family Funeral Home, Benton Chapel, 322 N. Market St. in Benton. Burial will follow at Butler Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Lisa Burchfield, Mandy Abbott, Jessica Paradise, William Desaiers, Junior Long, Cameron Abbott, Danny Williams, Dusty Williams, and Marty Williams. Honorary pallbearer is Ricky Byrd.
Visitation is set from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug, 2, at the funeral home For information, call 501-778-7100.
Online guestbook: www.smithfamilycares.com.