Chuck Allen Abbott, 59, of Idaho Falls, passed away Feb. 13, 2017, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Chuck was born April 3, 1957, in Provo, Utah, to Duane Ronald Abbott and Bonna Yvonne Ballard Abbott. He grew up and attended schools in Santa Rosa, California, and graduated from Santa Rosa High School. He moved to Idaho Falls, Idaho, when he was 18 years old, and he attended Eastern Idaho Technical College. He was a loving father to his three children, Katie, Shawn and Brittney. Chuck made his home in Idaho Falls, where he worked in information technology at the Idaho National Laboratory. He was a member of Watersprings Church and watched services every Sunday. He enjoyed boating, golfing and NASCAR. He especially loved riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles. He was a carpenter and was very good with his hands. He had a passion for life, friends and family. Chuck is survived by his daughter, Katie (Rick) Abbott, of Idaho Falls, Idaho; son, Shawn (CJ) Abbott, of Idaho Falls, Idaho; daughter, Brittney (Mike) Tetro, of Boise, Idaho; brother, Slade (Sheryl) Abbott, of Santa Rosa, California; brother, Derick (Jenny) Abbott, of Santa Rosa, California; love of his life, Christina Guanell, of Idaho Falls, Idaho; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Mike Abbott, and sister-in-law, Dana Abbott. A gathering will be held Friday, Feb. 17, at Wood Funeral Home East Side, 963 S. Ammon Road. A viewing will be from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. with a visitation to follow until 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com .
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