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Omega Clark Abbott

Posted By obits On April 21, 2022 @ 3:39 pm In Elizabeth City,Obituaries | 24 Comments

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Omega Clark “OC” Abbott was born on June 1, 1930 to Aliene Pegram Abbott and Bryant Clifton Abbott in Vance County, NC. He graduated from Middleburg High School in Middleburg, NC in 1948 and went on to serve his country honorably in the U. S. Air Force as a Radio Operator Instructor. He graduated from North Carolina State University in Agricultural Education in 1957 where he played baseball. Mr. Abbott worked for the U. S. Soil and Water Conservation Service. He graduated from the University of North Carolina Law School in 1967 and began practicing law in Elizabeth City, NC which lasted for almost fifty years. A man of many interests, he served as Asst. Scout Master of Troop 158, coached baseball for many years in the Elizabeth City Teener League, taught Notary classes at College of the Albemarle, was an avid quail hunter, competitive skeet shooter, dog trainer, water fowler, and was a longtime member of the Wolfpack Club. He served as Sunday School Superintendent for Camden United Methodist Church and later attended Christ Episcopal Church in Elizabeth City. In 1979 OC was admitted and qualified as an Attorney and Counsellor of the Supreme Court of the United States. He also enjoyed reading, fishing, boating, playing penny poker, and eating ice cream.

He is survived by his children, Gregory Clark Abbott (Elizabeth) of Monroe, UT, Hal Gilliam Abbott (Terri) of Garner, NC, Andrea Abbott Houghtaling (Michael) of Peachtree City, GA, Melissa Ferrell (Danny) of Currituck, NC, and a step-daughter, Kelly Archer of Chesapeake, VA; and a sister, Ferebee Allen. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Tara, Erin, Afton, Derek, Katie, James, Shannon, Scott, Jared, Aubrey, Michael, Claire, Lauren, Jesse, JD, Alexandra, Alyssa; and twenty-nine great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Judith Steltzner Abbott; his parents; sisters, Ann Pulley and Nell Vaughan; and grandson, Adam Clark Houghtaling.

A private family memorial will be held. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 is serving the Abbott family. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.TwifordFH.com. To plant a tree in memory of Mr. Abbott, please visit www.TwifordFH.com/send-flowers.

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Twiford Funeral Home (Elizabeth City)

Memorial Chapel
405 East Church Street,
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
United States (US)
Phone: (252) 335-4395
Fax: 252-335-4329
Email: J.J.Twiford@TwifordFH.com

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Condolence from Terry Gurganus on April 21st, 2022 5:20 pm

So sorry to here of OC’s passing enjoyed many skeet shoots together and always enjoyed being around him in the court room.

Condolence from Leary Sink on April 21st, 2022 5:22 pm

I first met “OC” in the late 70’s in Dare County Courts, “OC” was always a pleasure to be around both in and out of the courtroom. He was always the gentleman and an excellent trial attorney.
Sending prayers to comfort his family and friends.

Condolence from Motty Coates on April 21st, 2022 6:53 pm

Much respect for Mr Abbott. What a great family and legacy. I can still remember the little league and teener league days, he was always a man you could look up to. God Bless the family.

Condolence from Joanne Pritchard on April 21st, 2022 6:59 pm

Greg, Hal, and Andrea,
So sorry for your loss. May the Lord bless and comfort you during this difficult time. You’re all in my prayers!

Condolence from Dewey w Wells on April 21st, 2022 7:00 pm

I’ll miss my old friend. We became acquainted growing up in Vance County. When his employment with US Soil Conservation Service moved him to Elizabeth City, I enjoyed the reacquaintance, especially our mutual devotion to quail hunting. Our children became friends. He made where he resided a better place. He’ll fit in well at his heavenly home.

Condolence from Carlos Vanoli on April 21st, 2022 8:00 pm

Sorry for your loss, amazing life.
May the Lord be with you all in this time of pain and remembrance of his legacy.

Condolence from Mark Nolan on April 21st, 2022 9:44 pm

Greg and Family,
I was so sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Abbott. I remember back in the day in Teener League when Greg and I played together. I believe Mr. Abbott was our coach. He knew his baseball. That was a long time ago. Every time I would see him around town he would always take time to stop and talk with me. RIP.

Condolence from Donnie Simpson on April 22nd, 2022 6:59 am

So sorry to hear this Prayers for all the family. Greg & Hal played football for me @ Camden. I believe OC was at every game. Andrea was also there serving as a cheerleader. Pray God gives comfort to all. sad day

Condolence from Monica H. Spivey on April 22nd, 2022 7:53 am

I am so very sorry to hear of Mr. Abbott’s passing. He was one of a kind and I enjoyed working with him for many years.

Condolence from Mike McArthur, NCSHP Ret. on April 22nd, 2022 8:47 am

“Mr. Abbott” and our law enforcement community shared great contests before the 1st Judicial benches. He ALWAYS played by the rules, even when he made them up as we went. Once when his contentious client and he were at odds, Judge Fentress Horner asked, “Mr. Abbott, may we please have some order in this courtroom?” The judge having opened opened the door wide for the next volley, Mr. Abbott delivered an eloquent address (for which he was admired), and plead his client guilty. His integrity and demeanor spoke well of our bar, and his colloquialisms will endure the test of time. Oh, for the good ol’ days.

Condolence from Faye Gray on April 22nd, 2022 9:06 am

Mr. Abbott was a gentleman and I always enjoyed seeing him. Condolences to his family and friends.

Condolence from Kathryn & Grant Burgess on April 22nd, 2022 9:34 am

So sorry to hear of his passing. OC was a friend to my father & mother for many years before their passing. My daughter, Allison, got her first job as a paralegal many, many years ago. He was a wonderful person to us, Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to all of his family.

Condolence from C. Everett Thompson, II on April 22nd, 2022 10:03 am

OC and I were partners with Russell Twiford. He helped me practice law and it was great. I always had a lot of faith in him and admired him. I remember many times he gave me great thoughts and advice for representing our clients. OC was a great practicing lawyer. We miss him.

Condolence from Sarah Wagoner on April 22nd, 2022 10:20 am

Melissa & Kelly & family. Heard his name many times. Though I only knew him through his wife & daughters I know he is happy to be back with Judith. May he RIP. Miss you girls & send my love to you & all the family.

Condolence from Fred Upton on April 22nd, 2022 10:44 am

So sorry for your loss. On behalf of my family,, please accept our condolences.

Condolence from Linda Berry Mathias on April 22nd, 2022 4:31 pm

Hal, Andrea, and Greg – I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for you and your family

Condolence from Brian Forehand on April 22nd, 2022 7:07 pm

You are in my. thoughts and prayers. I have many precious memories of OC and our baseball days. The game that stands out (60 years ago) was when we Camden summer team were playing In Chowan Co. OC is the lead off hitter, first inning, here’s the pitch, and OVER the fence it goes. That made quite an impression on teenager Brian (17). Precious memories that linger. May God fill you with His wonderful blessings.

Condolence from Rita and David Gregory on April 22nd, 2022 7:47 pm

O.C. was a man of many talents. But for me it was his friendly ways. will always remember him with LOVE and admiration

Condolence from Diane (Yohn) Dail on April 22nd, 2022 8:34 pm

Mr. Abbott was my first boss. I was 19 and had just graduated from high school in 1969 when I went to work with him and Russell Twiford, Ruby Sharber, Russell’s secretary, John Trimpi and Everett Thompson. He taught me a lot and I learned to love being a legal secretary and worked being one until my retirement. Always liked OC. He was a good friend who I will always remember. So sorry to his family.

Condolence from Susan Gagnon on April 24th, 2022 6:30 am

Greg ,and Family…Very sorry to hear of your Dads passing. Haven’t seen your dad in years, but had full admiration always for him. Please hold memories close.

Condolence from Jane Etheridge on April 24th, 2022 12:40 pm

My heart breaks over O.C.’s passing. He was a wonderful boss and friend! May our loving and gracious Heavenly Father surround you with his love and comfort each of you as you journey through your grief. Holding you in my prayers with the deepest of sympathy.

Condolence from Randy Keaton on April 25th, 2022 8:17 pm

Greg, Hal, Andrea and family,
OC was one of the best attorneys in the area and an even better person. I had the pleasure to work with him in many different settings and he was always a pleasure to be around. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. My prayers go out to the entire family.

Condolence from Sue Basnight on April 27th, 2022 3:01 pm

Greg, Hal, and Andrea. So sorry to hear this. Have so many memories .

Condolence from Brant Collins on April 29th, 2022 2:41 pm

Greg hal Andrea sorry for your loss rip oc

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