Visitation will be from 9 until 11 a.m. today, Sept. 22, 2012, at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church prior to services. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Curry Cemetery. The Rev. John Gates and The Rev. J.L. Bailey will officiate. Special music will be provided by Howard Thompson.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jennie Benford Abbott; parents, Garland and Viva Abbott; and son, Kyle Abbott.
He is survived by his son, Chadwick Bruce Abbott; and a host of several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
In lieu of flowers, Bruce requested donations be made to Curry High School class of 1956 Scholarship fund, c/o Betty Blankenship, 304 Stewart St. Franklin, TN 37064, and made out to “Class of ‘56 Scholarship Fund.”
Kilgore-Green Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-9503