David "Doc" Abbott

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David (Doc) W. Abbott was born in San Antonio, Texas May 25, 1948, and passed October 27, 2023.
Survived by his wife of 52 years, Emily Jo Chiles Abbott, children, Wendy Chiles Abbott Branson and husband Ed Branson of Morrison, Colorado and daughters Landry Genevieve and Holland Rayne Branson, Dr. Ashlie Christine Abbott and husband Kelly Merker of Bastrop, Texas, and daughter Madison Amber Merker. Sisters Rose Abbott, Donna Verdi and brother Mark Neville.
David graduated from Texas State University undergraduate and Brigham Young University with a Dr. of Psychology. His career started as a
Psychologists for NEISD, advancing to Medical Director of Bexar County Psychological Services, after retiring he became a private contract for DPS. No doubt he is driving hotrods or motorcycles around the streets of heaven. Farewell my love, until we meet again.
A celebration of life will be held at Lux Funeral Home in New Braunfels, Texas on November 4, 2023, at 3 pm.


Memorial Service: Saturday, November 4, 2023 3:00 pm

Lux Funeral Home & Cremation Services
1254 Business 35 N.
New Braunfels, TX 78130


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  1. Sorry I won’t be able to attend the service on Saturday. I will be out of town. I didn’t know Dave long but really enjoyed the friendship we made. I’m going to miss stopping by for coffee and working on his jukebox or just shooting the breeze. My condolences to EJ and the rest of the family.

  2. A great American and even greater friend, comrade and neighbor. Doc, we miss you already, however will cherish our friendship and memories of beautiful wives, fast cars, Texas conservatism and loving family members. Our short 8-years together working on POA “challenges” was bearable only because you and EJ made it so and we could together celebrate the small victories. Don’t fret, we have EJ under our wing and as the Brad Paisley song “Waitin’ on a Woman” goes, when we “get to the other side, cause I don’t mind, the man is always the first to go…Honey, take your time because I don’t mind waitin’ on a woman”. Save a place on the bench for us as well…John & Diane

  3. Buddy and I are going to miss our lifelong friend We had many travels and adventures with David and EJ and laughed all the way I am going to miss getting David up early There was only one David and we loved you

  4. So very sorry to hear of Docs passing. I worked with Dr. Abbott for many years at Bexar County Adult Probation. My condolences to the family. I know he will be missed by many people.
    Letty Esquivel

  5. I worked with Doc Abbott at the Bexar Co Adult Probation Office in the early 90’s and remember him to this day for his kindness and sense of humor. Doc Abbott – your presence will be missed by the many people you touched throughout your life.

  6. We have been blessed to call Doc and EJ friends and neighbors the last 8 years. Doc was an early, enthusiastic supporter of all things TVAG and our neighborhood is a better place today because of his efforts and support.
    EJ, we mourn with you and your family for your loss. Doc’s memory will always be a gift.

  7. Blessings and Peace Be upon the entire Beautiful Abbot Family!!! Thinking of you All..Sweet Memories of the past!

  8. I am Wendy’s college roommate. I can still hear his voice on our answering machine calling her “Wendy Girl” and I can see her face light up every time. Sending love and comfort to your beautiful family.

  9. David, you were a lot of fun in high school. You had a laugh after all these years I can still hear in my memory. Glad I got to see you a couple of months ago with Ronnie, Mike and Chip for what was now the last time. Rest in Peace.

  10. Very sorry to hear of David’s passing. I worked with him for several years at Bexar Count Adult Probation Dept. He was a good guy. Very intelligent and well-spoken. My condolences to his family.

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