Frank L. Abbott Jr., 76, of Greenwood died suddenly Thursday at his residence. Visitation will be at 2 p.m. today at The Episcopal Church of The Nativity in Greenwood with memorial services following at 3 p.m. The Rev. Peter Gray will officiate. Greenwood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Frank Lynch Abbott Jr. was born on May 8, 1941, in Greenwood. He graduated from Greenwood High School in 1959. He attended Mississippi State University, where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and earned an electrical engineering degree.
He worked for Boeing in Huntsville, Alabama, during the 1960s and early ’70s on the Saturn rocket program, including the lower stage of the Saturn V rocket of NASA’s Apollo moon missions.
Frank next lived in Nashville, where he and a team designed and set up a large centralized computer complex and system for the State of Tennessee government, a project that spanned several years.
He then worked for AT&T in Birmingham and Jackson before moving back to Greenwood, where he did IT work for Scientific Telecom and the John Richard Collection. In the past several years he enjoyed using his professional computer skills doing volunteer consultations and work on his friends’ home computers.
Frank had served as treasurer at the Episcopal Church of The Nativity.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Frank Lynch Abbott and Leila DeLoach Abbott.
He is survived by his brother, James (Jim) DeLoach Abbott, and his wife, Cynthia, of Oxford; nephew Jim D. Abbott Jr. (Tiffany) of Hinsdale, Illinois; niece Catherine (Katie) Abbott Kluttz (Brad) of Greenville, South Carolina; and five great-nephews and nieces, Whit, James and Leila Kluttz and Blake and Harlow Abbott.
Memorials may be made to The Episcopal Church Of The Nativity, P.O. Box 1006, Greenwood, MS 38935 or to a charity of your choice.
An online guestbook may be signed at www.greenwoodmsfuneralhome.com.