In Memory of






Obituary for Johnny George "Dunk" Abbott Jr.

Johnny George Abbott Jr., the loving son of the late Johnnie George Abbott, Sr. and Carrie Abbott Smith, was born September 26, 1950 in Mappsville, Virginia and resided in Parksley, Virginia. He will now join his parents; five sisters, Frances Abbott, Shelia Abbott, Jennie Tumblin, Carrie Shrieves, and Sadra Dickerson; and two brothers, Shelley Abbott and Dorsey Byrd. Johnny answered the call to a peaceful eternal rest on January 4, 2023 in his home, upon his wishes.

He was educated in the Accomack County Public School System. Johnny was employed at NASA in Wallops Island, Virginia for over thirty years, before he retired because of health issues. Even after his retirement, he was never the type to settle, he would find quick ways to make a hustle, whether it was moving furniture, landscaping, picking pecans, or mechanic work. He called himself the “Jack of all trades.”

Johnny or "Dunk” or "Slade," as many others knew him, was just an all-around family guy. In his spare time, you would see Dunk and his sidepiece, " THE SCOOTER," riding up and down the Eastern Shore roads. He really loved his scooter and believed it was the fastest moving vehicle on the Shore. He would get a new scooter and come by his nieces and nephews’ house and let them check it out. Dunk wanted you to sit on it and throttle it up as if it was a motorcycle; at the end, he would say, “Wow-man!” Early mornings you could catch him trimming and cutting trees, fishing, crabbing, or gate watching at the Manor. One of his favorite songs he sang with his nephew was It’s a Thin Line Between Love and Hate. Johnny loved the Lord and ended his night with an I love you call to his family and prayer before bedtime. He lived his life to the fullest.

He leaves to cherish loving memories: his wife, Shirley; eight step-children, Tanya Stoveall, Willie James Hunter, Willie Junior Hunter, all of FL, Sasha Bell, Keith Bell, Keva Bell and Alice Dorsey, all of Parksley, VA, and George Townsend; siblings, Dorothy Mitchell, Grace (Bobby) Byrd, Mary Garvin, Deborah Smith, Lillie Bailey, Barbara Abbott, Annette Cheney, Vandora (Albert) Bateman, Rosie Warrington, Calvin Warrington, and Thomas Abbott; brothers-in-law, Walter Dickerson and John White; special friends, Alice V. Dorsey, Harold Johnson, Paul, Waylon, and Darnell Hickman; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

Lovingly and sorrowfully submitted,
The Family