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Larry Abbott, age 68

Larry Gene Abbott began this journey on September 5, 1955 and went unto his final rest on January 2, 2024.

Along his remarkable, lesson filled journey, he met his beautiful wife of 47 years, Linda Ann Stone, whom would go on to take one of the only things he had to give at the time, his last name. They had three children, Tracy, Randy, and Eric.

Larry is preceded in death by his mom and dad, Claudie and Deloris Abbott. Two brothers, Allen and Jimmy Abbott.

Those left to carry his legacy include his wonderful wife and best friend, Linda Abbott, his most prized possessions, his daughter Tracy Abbott, and his two sons, Randy Abbott (Amber) and Eric Abbott. Larry is also survived by his brothers and sisters including, Cheryl Fugatt, Johnny Abbott (Sherry) Gary Abbott (Leasha) Jerry Abbott (Tammy) Laura Lingo (Bubby) and Luann Stricklin (Jody).

Larry and Linda Abbott began their journey as husband and wife, and through trials, tribulations, compassion, forgiveness, and the desire to put each other first, they wrote the greatest love story ever told. Larry was everything you would desire in a husband, father, papa, brother, or friend and wouldn’t hesitate in a moment’s notice to be that helping hand, listening ear, or soldier that would go to war for you. Larry happily laced his boots every night to go to work at his job, at ABF where he would spend 25 years being the hardest worker in the room, and would go on to enjoy his well-deserved retirement.

Larry enjoyed many hobbies including golfing with his best friend and love of his life Linda, hunting and fishing with his brothers and sons by his side, and working or “tinkering” on the many various projects he could be found doing in his shop or house. Nothing could ever make him happier than just being with his wonderful wife Linda and three amazing children, Tracy, Randy, and Eric and his many grandchildren. He never stopped teaching the many lessons that he passed down to those left to cherish his memory. He would do anything for his family and when told thank you, he’d say three little words, that’s my job.

Larry lived everyday as if it were his last and left a hole in our hearts that can never be fixed and a pair of shoes that could never be filled. Through the lessons and compassion instilled in his family, his legacy and memory will live on, and he will always be our Superman.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2024 from 6:00-8:00pm in the chapel at A Natural State Funeral Service.

A funeral service will follow on Thursday, January 4, 2023 at 10:00am at A Natural State Funeral Service. Burial to follow at Concord Cemetery.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Linda (Abbott) Like Posted January 2, 2024 8:32 PM

    I didn’t know Larry, but I did know his father Claudie. Claudie’s father James Abbott was the brother of my grandfather Henry Abbott. Henry and his wife Inize raised me as their own although I was a grandchild. We used to visit Uncle James and Aunt Dora Mae a lot when I was a kid which is how I got to know Claudie. My thoughts and prayers to all Larry’s family and Friends. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  • Misty Walthall Posted January 3, 2024 1:49 PM

    Randy on behalf of all your coworkers in IR we are so very sorry for your loss.

  • Teresa & Rusty Scott Posted January 3, 2024 2:53 PM

    You and yours are in my thoughts and prayers. My sincere condolences to you and yours.

  • Tim and Jetta Bailey Posted January 3, 2024 4:40 PM

    So sorry for your loss. .Prayers for the family.

  • Gin Taylor Posted January 3, 2024 7:40 PM

    So sorry for your loss, prayers go out to family

  • Mick and Chris Melcher Posted January 3, 2024 8:56 PM

    We are so sorry for your loss and we will pray for your family.

  • Zina Underwood Posted January 4, 2024 12:20 AM

    Cheryl, I am so very sorry for the loss of your brother. I will be keeping you and your family in my prayers and thoughts.

  • Cynthia Henderson Kruse Posted January 4, 2024 9:35 AM

    My deepest condolences for all the Abbott family. May the Lord give you comfort. ❤️🙏

  • Dewayne & Gayle Tanner & Family Posted January 4, 2024 12:08 PM

    We are so sorry to hear that Larry Abbott had passed away. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this very difficult time. May your memories always be a comfort and strength to all of you.

  • Shannon Abbott Posted January 4, 2024 9:00 PM

    I’ll never forget my uncle Larry’s laugh. He was a great uncle. He had good advice and could tell you the right way to do just about anything. He meant business but he knew how to have a good time also. I’ll miss you, Uncle Larry. Hard to say goodbye to another person you knew all your days on Earth. You will most definitely be missed. Love you all

  • Pat Mallonee Posted January 5, 2024 3:52 PM

    Eric I’m so sorry for your family loss. I will be praying for you all

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