The Outer Banks Voice – Dustin William Abbott by Manteo, January 27

Dustin William Abbott of Manteo, January 27

From story submitted on January 31, 2022

Dusten William Abbott, 40, of Manteo, NC, passed away suddenly on Thursday January 27, 2022. Dusten was born on September 30, 1981 in Edenton, NC. He was the son of Ray Abbott, Sr. and Michelle Congleton.

Dusten loved being on the water very much. He grew up beach fishing with the whole family. Dusten’s love of fishing led him to become a commercial fisherman. He’s done everything from longlining to working on trawl boats. But most importantly, he was always willing to go shrimp fishing, which he enjoyed immensely. Dusten had a heart of gold. He was always there to help people in distress who needed help. The love he had for his family and children spread far and wide.

In addition to his parents, Dusten is survived by his son Ean William Abbott and daughter Madison Brooke Abbott; his brothers Douglas Ray Abbott (Lara), Shannon Abbott (Sherri), Ray Abbott, Jr. (Brandi), Cliff Abbott (Carley), and their daughter Caylin Abbott; and his sister Penny Marie “Sis” Abbott (Nate Midgett).

The family will respect Dusten’s preference for cremation. His memorial service will be held on Sunday, February 6, 2022 at 3 p.m. at the Roanoke Island Christian Fellowship. Pastor Aaron Burgess will officiate. Expressions of sympathy and comfort can be extended to the family through the online registry at gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with the arrangements.



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