John Abbott, II

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John Udell Abbott, II, 67 passed away on November 29, 2020 at his home in Columbus, Ohio.

John was born November 30, 1953 in Columbus, Ohio to Francis Abbott and John Udell Abbott Sr. He attended and graduated from Marion Franklin High School, where he won city champs all 3 years Track & Field Varsity. He was employed and retired from General Motors.

John was a member of Hosack Baptist Church. He enjoyed cooking on the grill and being around family. He will be remembered for his open ear, caring heart, and his words of wisdom. These are also the things that people loved about him.

John is survived by his two sons, Marcus DeShawn Anderson, John Udell Abbott III; daughter in law, Brittany Abbott; grandchildren Amia Samuels, Amilli Samuels Abbott, Jaia Smith, Jaiden Smith, Anthony L. Vest, Aerion Petty, and Juelz Nasir Prater; sister, Vicki Abbott; brother, Jacob Ramsey; nephew, Christian Abbott; and a host of other relatives and friends.

John will be truly missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing and loving him.

Public Visitation 1-2:00pm Private Visitation 2:00pm and Funeral 3:00pm Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

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  1. The loss of my good friend really hurts and I’m sending out my Thoughts and Prayers to the family. Johnny was a truly special person who was a roommate, co worker, teammate and most importantly friend. We helped each other get through good n rough times, his faith and trust in God was a amazing. Rest in Peace my Brother, we continue our long talks when I get there…give Mrs.T a hug for me.love you.

  2. Emma Peoples-Blanchard

    Sorry for yalls loss, praying for your family.

  3. The Brown Family

    Love and prayers to the Abbott family during your time of need. Find peace knowing that he is no longer in pain but in gods loving arms. Find delight in all your fondest memories.

  4. I knew John through work and remember him for his infectious smile, positive attitude, and kind words. It has been years since we spoke last and I’m sorry for that. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.
    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal.
    Love leaves a memory no one can steal.
    Our deepest condolences.

  5. I am totally shocked to hear that my lifelong childhood friend John Abbott has passed. He was a great friend from Clarified Elementary School where we first met,he had such a beautiful infectious smile and a great sense of humor. He always had me in stitches with his humor. I’m going to truly miss my friend. May he rest in heaven in peace. My condolences to the ABBOTT FAMILY. (DR.PHIL) PHILIP A. DAVIS. ❤

  6. Theresa Humphrey

    Sending our sincerest condolences to the Abbott family. And we ask God to send you peace in this time of sorrow.
    The Humphrey Family

  7. Sending our sincere condolences and prayers to the Abbott Family. My family lived for many years up the street from the Abbott Family and Mrs Abbott was our babysitter.

    Psalm 147:3

    He heals the brokenhearted and binds their word.

  8. Audrey Hutchings

    My dear friend Johnny you where like a brother to me you and your entire family. From the moment we moved to Columbus. You Aunt Francis, big Johnny and Vicki took our family in. I will so miss you may you be at peace now rest. Love you Audrey Carter Hutchings.

  9. To the family y’all have my deepest condolences he will be truly missed I will be praying for you all be blessed and stay strong and stay prayed up

  10. Rest In Peace My Friend! Prayers & Blessings To The Family….

  11. To the family of Johnny Abbott y’all have my deepest condolences I will truly miss my brother I will be praying for the family stay strong and stay prayed up

  12. Vicki Abbott (Sis)

    A Little Sister’s Obituary

    Johnny was, and continues to be my hero big brother. The I you see in me has happened because of the He you’ve seen in him. He was smarter, wiser, more clever, and definitely more creative than I ever was (what I’ve strived to be). He was my idol, I was his pain in the behind; but he always tolerated me (sometimes under penalty of parental law).

    He would challenge me to foot races in the street on Grovewood Dr. Of course, he always won — I just didn’t have the wind for them. One night on the playground on our grandparents’ block, after he had hooped with the neighborhood kids, he committed to staying on the court until I made three baskets. It was after dark (there were no streetlights back then), and we got in trouble, but He waited until I made my three shots before we walked back to The House.

    Mommy home-schooled both Johnny and me before kindergarten, before there was a term for it. Johnny was at a first- or rising second-grade level when he entered kindergarten at age 4 years old. Johnny also had a photographic memory (his young uncles would bet their friends that Johnny could name every make car that drove by on Barthman Ave. He did, uncles won.) Mommy and Daddy won their battles over me with the schools because of what they’d endured over Johnny.

    I followed just about every footprint Johnny made: he studied a musical instrument, and so did I; he played sports in high school and college, and so did I; he studied psychology in college (Ohio Northern in Ada, Ohio), and so did I. I had a certain pride in the FACT (don’t y’all try to deny it) that everyone liked Johnny more than they liked me — Johnny possessed Mommy’s loving side, I her disciplinarian personality. It was cool. I just made sure he accompanied me to most social gathering.

    Johnny was the consummate big brother, father, uncle, friend. He taught my son, Christian, how to walk, took him to the park and 4th of July Fireworks. Johnny’s and Jaime’s door was open, and washer/dryer available for me to do laundry before I had machines, or just to hang out when I wanted social company. Johnny would host cookouts, movie nights on his big screen, and card games for whomever showed up.

    My gratitude is immeasurable for the time I was able to spend with my brother during his life and illness. God and my thoughts are the foundation for coping with the loss. The Friday before his passing, his healthcare provider asked him what he wanted for his birthday, which was three days later. He replied, “I want to be alive.” In the most grand and heavenly sense, he was, indeed, alive!

    My peace and healing have begun in 2021.

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