Dudley Abbott, 90, husband of Sharon L. Abbott, died Thursday, October 16, 2014.
Mr. Abbott was born December 15, 1923, in Tarma, Kentucky to Jesse and Bertha McKinney Abbott. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and served in World War II. Mr. Abbott was a professional horse trainer and worked at Meadowbrook Farm, managed Tattersalls Sales and judged at The Red Mile. He was also a founding member of the UPHA, a member of the UPHA Hall of Fame, a member of the American Hackney Horse Society Hall of Fame, a member of the American Shetland Pony Association Hall of Fame and a member of the Indiana Horsemen's Association Hall of Fame.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Steve (Mary Paige) Abbott, of Florida; Dianne (John) Lengerich, of Indiana and Karen (Tom) Templeton, of Scottsville; his grandchildren, Doug (Evelyn) Abbott, Debbie (Chris) Brough, Jenny (Brian) Coffey; his great grandchildren, Kennedy Brough, Grant Brough, Michael Abbott, Sidney Coffey, Logan Coffey; 5 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Mitch Abbott and his brothers, Marvin Ray Abbott and Glendal Abbott.