Billy J. “B.J.” Abbott

September 05, 1939 ‒ September 26, 2002

Centerburg, Ohio

Billy J. “B.J.” Abbott, age 63 of Centerburg, passed away Thursday, September 26, 2002 at his home. He was born in Wiborg, KY, Sept. 5, 1939 to the late Rev. Hiram Shelby and Mable Iona (Jones) Abbott. He moved to Centerburg in 1987 from Lewis Center. Enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the outdoors. U.S. Army Veteran and a long term member of the Ohio Air National Guard. Employed by the Kellogg Co. Worthington Division for 24 years as a maintenance supervisor.

Survived by wife Emma (Walker); Daughter Rachel; Stepchildren: Teresa (Allen) Wickline, Ken (Marilyn) Martin, Ed (Jackie) Martin; Brother: Kenny (Barb) Abbott of Sidney; Sisters: Ann (Don) Shaffer of Sidney, Lois (Jay) Roberts of Piqua, Ruth (Jim) Shields of Charlotte, NC, Ella (Bob) Inman of Peebles; Six Step-Grandchildren and several Nieces and Nephews, along with many friends and neighbors.

Preceded in death by brother Tom.

Friends may call Saturday, from5-7 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home SR 3 at 61, Sunbury, where funeral services will follow at 7 p.m.,with his brother-in-law Rev. Bob Inman officiating.

Special thanks to Hospice at Grady, where contributions may be made at 561 W. Central Ave. Delaware, OH 43015.