Frank L Abbott
Obituary for Frank L Abbott
Frank L. Abbott, Jr., 76, of Greenwood died suddenly Thursday at his
residence. Visitation will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at The Episcopal Church of
The Nativity in Greenwood with memorial services following at 3 p.m. The
Reverend Peter Gray will officiate. Greenwood Funeral Home is in charge of
Frank Lynch Abbott, Jr. was born on May 8, 1941, in Greenwood. He graduated
from Greenwood High School in 1959. He attended Mississippi State University
where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and earned an electrical
He worked for Boeing in Huntsville, Alabama during the 1960s and early 70s
on the Saturn rocket program, including the lower stage of the Saturn V
rocket of NASA's Apollo moon missions.
Frank next lived in Nashville where he and a team designed and set up a
large centralized computer complex and system for the State of Tennessee
government, a project that spanned several years.
He then worked for AT&T in Birmingham and Jackson before moving back to
Greenwood where he did IT work for Scientific Telecom and the John Richards
Collection. In the past several years he enjoyed using his professional
computer skills doing volunteer consultations and work on his friends' home
Frank had served as treasurer at the Episcopal Church of The Nativity.
Preceding him in death were his parents Frank Lynch Abbott and Leila DeLoach
He is survived by his brother James (Jim) DeLoach Abbott and his wife
Cynthia of Oxford, Mississippi; nephew Jim D. Abbott Jr. (Tiffany) of
Hinsdale, Illinois; niece Catherine (Katie) Abbott Kluttz (Brad) of
Greenville, SC; and five great nephews and nieces, Whit, James and Leila
Kluttz, Blake and Harlow Abbott.
Memorials may be made to The Episcopal Church Of The Nativity, P.O. Box
1006, Greenwood MS 38935 or to a charity of your choice.
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