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Arthur Ray Abbott
  • Passed away on November 27, 2022

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Arthur “Art” Ray Abbott Sr. age 84, of The Villages passed away peacefully at his home on November 27, 2022, from complications due to Alzheimer’s.

Arthur was born on February 22, 1938, in Boston, MA to parents David & Alfreda Abbott. He was the beloved Husband to Carolyn (Lackie) Abbott and Father to sons Arthur Jr (Joan)., Steven (Barbara), David (Caron), William Abbott and daughter Cheryl Johnston (Thomas), brother to Earl Abbott, and Grandpa to thirteen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents David & Alfreda Abbott, brothers David, Donald and Robert Abbott and sister Dorothy Harrington.

After graduating from Trade School, he joined the Navy and became a First-Class Lithographer. Upon leaving the Navy he moved his family to Phoenix Arizona where he started his printing company Palm Printing. Art was also well known to the Phoenix racing community at Manzanita Speedway in the 70’s because of his publication The Manzy Mag and for a few years he even raced cars there that he built himself.

Art was a very motivated, hard-working entrepreneur and a great salesman. He utilized those skills and along with his wife and children started Abbott Printing in Orlando, FL (now Abbott Communications Group) of which he was extremely proud of and loved to visit after his retirement.

Perhaps, Arthur’s greatest feat was marrying his teen-age sweetheart, Carolyn (Lackie) Abbott. They were married 64 wonderful years and shared a devoted life together.

Art spent much of his retirement enjoying fishing while living on the St. Johns River. He especially enjoyed helping his grandkids catch fish with cane poles, golfing in The Villages, and travelling with his sweetheart, Carolyn. Anyone who knew Art knew that he was the most loving Husband, Father, and Grandpa a family could ask for. Art really loved his family and was super proud of all of them. He will be deeply missed by all.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday December 3, 2022 from 1pm to 4pm. Funeral Service start at 2pm. Location is Baldwin Brothers 3990 SR 44 Wildwood, Florida 34785.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, a donation to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or Alzheimer Association. Notes can be sent to the family.

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  1. Teresa Stokes lit a candle:
    02 Dec 2022
    Lit since December 2, 2022 at 12:30:55 AM

  2. Teresa Stokes says:
    02 Dec 2022
    To all of The Abbott Family, my husband Bob & I are so sorry for your loss. I had great respect for your Dad due to how loving your family is . Your parents were the greatest example of a loving marriage , parents , Grandparents & Great grandparents. I believe your Dad is at peace now and his memory will live on in all that knew him . May he Rest in Peace . You all are in our thoughts & prayers .
    Bob & Teresa Stokes

  3. Diane Abbott says:
    29 Nov 2022
    To my Abbott family....I am so sad to hear the news. I loved hanging out with him on our visits for many reasons, but what was special to me is how much he reminded me of my dad. So I enjoyed our visits and it was almost like my dad had joined in. I know my dad and the rest of the Abbott clan welcomed him with open arms. It is such a sad time for us, but a joyous one for him. That is how I get through my dad's date of passing. I am guessing that him and Uncle Bob are already planning a golf game! I will treasure all the memories I have as a young kid living with you all while in 1st grade. I love you all and please know you are in our prayers. Hugs to all.

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