John Toby Abbott, 50, of Vidor, passed away on Monday, July 12, 2021. John was born April 26, 1971, to John Chester Abbott and Wanda Pantalion in Nederland, Texas. John was one of two children and grew up in the Golden Triangle where he settled and built his life.
To know John was to know a man who tried to work every day of his life. A free spirit when not buckled down to the task at hand, John loved fishing, horses, his dogs, and finding trinkets and collectables to add to an ever-growing collection. Being raised in the Golden Triangle, John participated in some of the typical pastimes like playing football in school, skating around on his skateboard, and riding bulls. A simple man with a big heart, John was a devoted partner to his girlfriend, Janet and helped raise his stepdaughter Katie as well. John’s kind heart and hard work ethic will be fondly remembered, and his will be deeply missed by those that knew him.
Left to cherish his memory is his girlfriend, Janet Buckner and her daughter Katie; his son, Devin Abbott and fiancée Hannah Hulet; his daughter, Khristian Abbott and wife Anna; his sister, Wendy Abbott; his grandchildren: Beau Abbott, Connor Abbott, and one more little Abbott on the way; as well as numerous friends and family members.
John is preceded in death by his oldest daughter, Alexis Abbott; and his parents: John Abbott and Wanda Pantalion.
To honor John’s life, a Memorial Visitation will be held at Lumberton Family Funeral Home (766 S. Main St. Lumberton, TX 77657) on Monday, July 19, 2021, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
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