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Jerry D. Abbott

d. March 18, 2023

Our dear grandfather, father and husband Jerry Dale Abbott quietly passed away on March 18, 2023 at the age of 72 from complications with Parkinson’s and Lewy Body Dementia.

Jerry was a grandfather who took great pride in his nine grandchildren, Aidan (Josie), Brendan, Jacob, Carson, Grace, Anderson, Lila, Vivian and Elizabeth, and his two sons, Scott (Amy) and Jerad (Colleen). He was a devoted husband to his wife Nancy for the past 52 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents James and Alice Abbott, brothers Kenny and Marvin, and grandson Finnegan Jerad Abbott. He is also survived by two sisters Carolyn (Bryden) Carnahan and Janice Boggs, and four brothers Raymond, Gary, Alvin, and Marty.

He also had many friends and was an involved member of the community of Sherman, IL where he lived for almost 60 years.

Jerry is a veteran of the United States Air Force and was a member of the Teamsters Union for 35 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, conservation, fishing, sporting events and family gatherings. Spending time with his grandchildren was one of his greatest joys.

The family would like to thank the staff at Country Lane Memory Care in Riverton, IL for their care and compassion.

Funeral services will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, IL on Wednesday March 22, 2023 at 11:00 AM. Memorial contributions can be made to Athens Food Pantry; 1110 Zepher Driver; Athens, IL 62613.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. On-line condolences can be shared at


  1. So very sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the family always.

    Aunt Cora

  2. Our sincere condolences from the Abbott’s Aunt and Uncles – Cora, Jean, Ernie, Bill, Lincoln, Lorine and Linda. Jerry was a great guy! You are in our thoughts and prayers!

  3. Our sincere sympathy for the loss of Jerry from his Abbott’s Aunt and Uncle – Jean, Cora, Ernie, Bill, Lincoln, Lorine, and Linda. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. He was a great guy!

  4. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. He was always so kind and had the best laugh. Thinking of all of you and sending preyers to your family!

  5. So sorry to hear about Jerry passing away. Sending condolences🙏🏻

  6. My high school classmate…such a likable fellow…always had a smile on his face…was always willing to work with the team in track and cross country. So very sorry to hear of his life complications and his passing. I wish all the very best memories for his family and friends…May you all know that you are uplifted by having Jerry in your life.

  7. God’s Peace and strength

  8. Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

  9. We are both grateful for meeting you on this journey. Prayers for comfort for your family.

  10. Nancy and family, We have fond memories of Jerry and we offer our sincere sympathies at his passing. May God grant you peace and comfort sprinkled with love and laughter as you remember him during this difficult time. Hugs and prayers, Larry and Polly Wise

  11. Thank you for letting us be a part of Jerry’s care. He was a special person. He is missed every day. Your family’s devotion to him was an inspiration to us all.

  12. Nancy, Scott, and Jerad,
    We are so sorry for your loss. We spent so much time on soccer fields, basketball courts, and baseball fields with you all. Jerry really loved watching his kids participate and was so proud of your many accomplishments. He always was willing to volunteer and work at anything that benefited the community of Sherman. What a great guy. We are out of state but send our sincere sympathy to you all.

  13. Nancy and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. May Jerry rest in peace!! You are all in my prayers!!

  14. Walt and I send our deepest sympathy to all of your family on the loss of Jerry. He was such a great person to have in the community. May all of you be consoled now that he is no longer suffering. May God bless all of you.

  15. Nancy, so sorry for your loss! Thinking and praying for you and your family! 🙏🙏🙏

  16. Nancy, So very to see this about Jerry. Prayers for you and your family’s loss at this most difficult time.

  17. So sorry to hear about Jerry. I know what you are going through. I just lost Tom 2 weeks ago. My prayers are with you and your family.

  18. Nancy and family. Very sorry for your loss. Jerry was such a super nice guy. You’re in my thoughts. Sending you prayers. 🙏🏼🙏🏼

  19. Nancy,Scott,and Jerad,
    So sorry to hear of your great loss.Been there myself and know how hard it is to comprehend. He was a great man. Have fond memories of him and your family. God bless! Mr. T.

  20. Very sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing.

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