Herbert Lee Abbott

March 6, 1927 - May 30, 2012

Herbert Lee Abbott of Princeton, Texas passed away May 30, 2012 at the age of 85. He was born March 6, 1927 to Cornish and Dena (Hollowell) Abbott in Littlefield, Texas.   Herbert married Winnie Cotten on December 1, 1945 in Sulphur Springs, Texas. He served his country proudly in the United States Army Air Corps. Herbert was a home builder in Princeton for many years prior to owning and operating Abbott Tractor Sales in Princeton. He also was a member of First Baptist Church in Princeton.  

He is survived by his wife, Winnie Cotten; sons Larry Abbott and wife Sandra of Princeton, Texas and Terry Abbott and wife Diana of Princeton, Texas; grandchildren, Holly Osborne, Dena Moody, Tammy Pugh, Jason Abbott, Jake Abbott, and Madison Abbott; eight great grandchildren; sister, Frances Hall of Tyler, Texas. 

Herbert was preceded in death by his parents, Cornish and Dena Abbott; sister, Bertha Roper; brothers, Leonard “Ted” Abbott, Elton “Bob” Abbott, Tonnie “Babe” Abbott; Douglas “Tooter” Abbott, Hulett Abbott. 

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 1, 2012 at Princeton Cemetery in Princeton, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Thursday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

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To the Abbott family, I am truly sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I am sorry I didn't see this earlier. djlgibson2009@hotmail.com Dorothy June Lorance/Gibson, June 7, 2012 Larry & Sandra: I did not know anything about Herbert's death until today. He was always kind to our family. My brother had many cups of coffee with "the breakfast group" at the Dairy Queen. Eddie's granddaughter, Macee, use to love to "chat" with Herbert at the DQ. He was a kind man and you and your extended family has my thoughts and prayers. Dan Wiser, June 2, 2012 I was so sorry to here of your loss. Mattie Lee Craft, June 1, 2012 Sandra & Larry, I am so sorry for your loss. He built me a great house in Garland. linda evans, June 1, 2012 I will miss my Uncle Herbert Lee with all my heart. Paula Lile Sprinkle, May 31, 2012 Larry and Sandra- I am sorry for the loss of your father anf father-in-law. My prayers are with you and your family. Joan Rogers, May 31, 2012 I have known Herb and his family for many years. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Helen Lawson, May 31, 2012