Richard L. “Rick” Abbott, 72, of Prosperity, died Friday, December 24, 2021, at his residence.
Born on July 16, 1949, in Savannah, GA, he was the son of the late R.L. and Louise Abbott. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Armstrong State College and his Masters degree from the University of Georgia. Mr. Abbott was a Coast Guard Veteran and had retired from the Georgia Department of Corrections. He was a member of Central United Methodist Church where he was a part of the Stephen Ministry.
Mr. Abbott was a member of the Mid Carolina Country Club where he participated with the Senior Golf Group. Golf was his passion and he also loved boating, fishing and telling stories about his work and family. He enjoyed his many travel adventures during his life time and pulling for the Georgia Bull Dogs.
He is survived by his wife, Christine Smith Abbott; a daughter, Allison Abbott; a step-daughter, Laura Pfefferkorn; a step-son, Patrick Bigger III; a son-in-law, Kevin Johnson; grandchildren, Jack Abbott and Molly Johnson; special friends, Christie Keshinger, Barbara Cox, Tom Commins and Alma Force. He was predeceased by a daughter, Rachael Johnson and his feline companions, White Kitty and Black Kitty.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am, Saturday, January 1, 2022, at Central United Methodist Church by the Rev. Joe Long.Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church, PO Box 67, Newberry, SC 29108, the SC Junior Golf Association, PO Box 286, Irmo, SC 29063, or Sister Care, PO Box 1029, Columbia, SC 29202.