David Dewayne Abbott
July 9, 1972 - June 22, 2016
David was the only child of Betty Jean Owensby Abbott and Horton Bennett Abbott. He attended Ridgeland High School in Walker County Ga in 1990 and was employed by Candlewick Yarns from 2000-2005.
In 1999 he became the life partner of Regina Snyder and bonus Dad to Mikkel, Kellie and Mikkala Swaney and in 2013 the Poppa of Rylan Swaney. He had so many friends that he called family and cousins that were more like brothers to him.
In 2016 David went missing due to a paranoid schizophrenic episode. After over 7 years of searching for him, we were able to bring him back home.
Special thanks to Detective Steve Blevins for becoming part of our family through this tragic event and to David Wilson at Wilson Funeral Home for going above and beyond our expectations during this bittersweet homecoming. Also, so many thanks to all the friends and family that spent so much time searching for David and to David's cousin Tim Cook and his wife Tina for helping make so many tough decisions and helping make this celebration possible.