ADVANCE - James Robert Abbott, 53, died Oct. 23, 2004, at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis.
Born Dec. 20, 1950, in Bloomfield, son of the late Frank and Nellie Hurt Abbott, he retired as shipping foreman for Missouri Industries in Dexter. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and member of the First Assembly of God Church.
On April 13, 1974, in Bollinger County, he married Mary Karen Leadbetter who survives of the home.
Survivors include: two daughters, Jennifer Laird of Advance and Laura Abbott of Benton; one half brother, Emery Abbott of Sikeston; two half sisters, Willena Krueger of Success, Ark., and Francis Sherman of Arnold; and one granddaughter, Hallee Laird of Advance.
He was preceded in death by a half brother.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Morgan Funeral Home where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday with Brad Moore and Gary Cooper officiating.
Burial will follow in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield.