Bobby Joe Abbott

Bobby Joe Abbott, age 76, of Maryville, passed away Friday morning, March 25, 2011 at Blount Memorial Hospital. Preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Mattie Abbott; sister, Martha JoAnn Abbott and brothers, Benny Lowell Abbott and Jack Abbott. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Dorothy Ann Abbott; daughter, Debra Gardner; daughter and son in law, Jo Ann and Mike Claypool; grandchildren, Shyann and Joseph Gardner; sisters and brothers in law, Billie Jones, Benalee and Bill Hutsell, Gaynelle and Max Manning, Cindy and Tommy Thomason, Reba and Dale Breedan and Jennie Cook; brother and sister in law, John and Ann Abbott; brother, Robin Abbott; special friends, Jack and Ann Niles; sisters in law, Carole and husband, Cleaston Radford, Ellen Sellers, and Dean and husband, J.C. Barbra; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends will meet at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 27, 2011 at Law’s Chapel Cemetery for the graveside service and interment, Rev. Carl White officiating. Friends may call at their convenience from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday at Miller Funeral Home, Maryville, (865) 982-6041,