Edward Abbey

Edward David Abbey, died Monday, July 18, 2016 at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI following an extended illness. Ed was born in Lakeview, Michigan on October 22, 1963 into the Abbey family the last of four children. He met his wife Kari, at a convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They married April 3,1983 and began their family the following year and raised five children. He worked for Montcalm County Road Commission where he was a valued employee. During his life he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and especially spending time with his family. Ed was one of Jehovah's Witnesses and attended the Sign Language Congregation in Grand Rapids, MI. Ed's personality is best expressed by his given name in sign language which translates to "Big Heart" in English. This was evident in how he took care of others by sharing his Bible-based hope of enjoying perfect health on a paradise earth soon. - Revelation 21:3,4.

He leaves behind his wife of 33 years, Kari Lynnae Abbey; his children, Josiah Abbey (wife Jamie), Flushing, MI; Kyle Abbey (wife Brandy), Howard City, MI; Kaitlin (Abbey) Chase (husband Tyler), Midland, MI; Tiffany (Abbey) Herrington (husband Aaron), Howard City, MI; Ashley (Abbey) Watson (husband Joshua), Flushing, MI. His Grandchildren Dakota, Jamison and Silas Abbey, Myles and Everett Herrington and Eisley Watson. His mother Bonnie and two brothers, Steve and Mike and their families, and many close friends. 
Edward Abbey Memorial Service will be held in the Greenville High School Cafeteria, 111 N. Hillcrest Street, Greenville, MI 48838, on Sunday, July 24, 2016. Ed's Visitation starts at 3:00 pm with a Memorial Talk starting at 4:00. Refreshments will follow. 




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  • Karen & Ted Wilson (Tuesday, July 19 16 06:55 pm EDT)

    He was a good man, son, father, and brother. He will be missed by many. He raised a beautil family whom all love Jehovah. He's now in Jehovahs memory and we're looking forward to seeing him again. 😘

  • Karen & Ted Wilson (Tuesday, July 19 16 07:21 pm EDT)

    He was also a good husband to his beloved wife. To us, they seemed perfect for each other. Raising 5 children they can surely be proud of. Ed was an outstanding example as a father, husband and
    elder. We won't forget him😊

  • Pam (Thursday, July 21 16 09:12 am EDT)

    He was so full of life and humor and I know he appreciated all the love and support from the friends and family. Ed will be missed but not forgotten. Hugs from Pammy

  • Christina Thurston (Friday, July 22 16 11:03 am EDT)

    Ed was very loved and admired by our family. A huge loss. Love Ron Thurston and family.

  • Dustin (Friday, July 22 16 11:15 am EDT)

    3 John 14 "However, I am hoping to see you soon, and we will speak face-to-face. May you have peace."

    I love these words, because even though written as a letter to others, it has meaning to us today.
    We will see Ed again and there will be Peace!! Peace among all!

  • Michael Teeter (Friday, July 22 16 11:53 am EDT)

    The Teeter Family sends their condolences. Ed will be missed until we see him again just around the corner. Can hardly wait until that day when Jehovah brings him back to you! Until then we pray that
    God gives you the strength and endurance to continue on.
    With warm Christian Love,
    The Teeters

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