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Leo "Jack" Abbott

February 27, 1928 — November 1, 2023

Plainfield

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Leo Lafayette “Jack” Abbott, 95, of Plainfield, passed from this life on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at Traditions at Reagan Park in Avon.  He was born on February 27, 1928 in Martinsville to the late Fred H. Abbott and Glendyn (Grounds) Abbott.

Jack attended Martinsville Schools and graduated from Mooresville High School.  He met the love of his life during high school, Frances “Fran” Warriner.  He was Junior Class President and played basketball, but he had a hard time focusing on the game at times because Fran was a cheerleader.  He and his high school sweetheart, Fran, were united in marriage on January 20, 1949.

Jack served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955.  Jack served mostly at The Pentagon in Washington D.C. 

He was the founding owner and operator of Tri-County Sports for over 20 years before selling the business.  He was the former postmaster, worked as a bus driver for Mooresville Schools, worked for Perry Acoustics, and was a manager at Big M – Bowling.  One of his greatest honors was being inducted into the Mooresville High School Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012.  He stayed active in the community serving in multiple organizations.  He was chairman of the committee that was responsible for an education department being added to the First Christian Church in Mooresville.  He helped organize and served as president of the Mooresville Jaycees, member of the Optimist Club, president of the Downtown Merchants, member of the Masonic Lodge 78, and was awarded the Splinter Wakeman Award in March 2000.  When he moved to Plainfield, he and Fran became members of the Plainfield Christian Church.

Jack and Fran lived in Crystal Bay in Plainfield and greatly enjoyed going out on the boat together.  They did not have children of their own but greatly enjoyed their nieces, nephews, and the Perry family caring for them as if there own children.

He will be missed and fondly remembered by many including his nieces, Debbie Flowers, Jacque Doucey, Melinda Lavender, Beverly Mountcastle, and Kelly Miller; nephews, Bill Warriner, Gary Abbott, and Jeff Abbott.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Glendyn; wife, Francis Abbott; brother, Dean Abbott; nephews, Tom Warriner and Mike Warriner; and niece, Luann Pringa.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon in the chapel at Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service & Crematory in Mooresville. Jack’s Life Celebration® Service will immediately follow, beginning at 12:00 noon.  Following the service, he will be laid to rest alongside his late wife in White Lick Cemetery in Mooresville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, online at www.alz.org/indiana?form=alz_donate or by mail, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601.  Contributions can also be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, online at www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html?sc_icid=header-btn-donate-now or by mail, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Visit www.CarlisleBranson.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry. 

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Wednesday, November 8, 2023

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service & Crematory

39 E High St, Mooresville, IN 46158

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Wednesday, November 8, 2023

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39 E High St, Mooresville, IN 46158

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