Donald Leroy Abbott, 79, of Hartford died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, at his home. He was a retired social security administrator for Bay City, Mich., Army veteran and received his master’s degree from Shalom Battle College in Des Moines, Iowa.

Memorial service with military honors will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, at U.S. National Cemetery in Fort Smith under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.

He is survived by his wife, Janet; a son, Donald Woodward of Largo, Fla.; a sister, Jessie Mumma of Bellbrook, Ohio; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.