May 22, 1946-July 22, 2012
George D. Abbott, 66, of rural Nevada, Ohio, died at 8:10 a.m. Sunday at Bucyrus Community Hospital.
He was born on May 22, 1946 in LaRue, Ohio to George A. and Edna (Armstrong) Abbott. His father is deceased and his mother survives in rural Nevada.
He married Cathy Clapp on March 17, 1968 in Delphos, Ohio and she survives.
Also surviving are children Robert (Tammy) Abbott of Nevada and Beckie (Jim) Shuck of Upper Sandusky; grandchildren Ellie Abbott, Levi Abbott, Mary Shuck, Cassie Shuck and Natalie Shuck; sisters Mary Paynter of Florida, Audrey (Ron) Ault of Galion and Velma Potts of Nevada; and “adopted” sons, Paul England and Billie Beltz who who spent a lot of time at the family home growing up.
He was preceded in death by his father; and two brothers, Roger and Bill Abbott.
Mr. Abbott was the founder and owner of Abbott’s Auctions in Nevada that he ran along with his son, Rob for many years. He also had worked for the former Eaton Axle Corporation in Marion retiring in 2008.
He was a member of the Nevada United Methodist Church and Nevada Masonic Lodge #343. He enjoyed being outside, whether hunting or fishing or just working in the yard or garden. He constantly kept himself busy always being on the move doing something.
He will be remembered by his love for his wife, children, grandchildren, his mother and siblings, whom he cherished, along with his appreciation and fondness for all his friends in this community who made his life complete. He never knew a stranger and touched many he came in contact with during his journey here on earth.
Funeral services begin at 11 a.m. Friday at the Nevada United Methodist Church. The Rev’s Matt Garrabrant, Brian Spangler, Carl Angel and Rex King will officiate. Burial will take place at a later date.
Visitations will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at the Lucas-Batton Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky with a Masonic Memorial service at 8 p.m. and for an hour before the service at the church on Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pheasants Forever-Wyandot County Chapter and can be sent to Lucas-Batton, 476 S. Sandusky Ave. Upper Sandusky, Ohio 43351.