George L. Abel

George L. Abel
George L. Abel


George L. Abel, age 76 of Norman, passed on Friday, April 26, 2019. Born January 26, 1943 in Seymour, he was the son of George Leroy and Evelyn (Quillen) Abel.

George had retired in 2006 from Arvin industries as a facilities manager of the Gladstone plant. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post #1987 of Columbus, Moose Lodge #418, Shriners International, Jackson Lodge #146 Free and Accepted Masons all of Seymour, Elks Lodge #521 of Columbus. He enjoyed the outdoors, planting flowers and yard work. He loved all sports, he enjoyed watching his favorite team the Cincinnati Reds and NASCAR. George enjoyed fishing and playing golf.

George was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Barbi Shirley.

Survivors include his wife Debra (Deitz) Abel whom he married on April 25, 2004; his children, Bryan Abel and wife Angie of Nineveh and Angie Kelley and husband Joe Fuchs of Jeffersonville; his step son, James Von Fange and wife Jessica of Columbus; his siblings, David Abel and wife Elsie of Florissant, Missouri, Phil Abel and wife Pam of Mississippi, Kay Dunn and husband Doug of Columbus and Joyce Smith and husband Kent of Indianapolis; his grandchildren, Hayden, Wendi, Christopher, Sheldon, Drako, Jeremy, Ashlee, Cody, Jacob, Bethany, Kaleb, Morgan and Gabby; his great grandchildren, Michael, Leia, Allison, Ella and Cicilia and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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