MITCHELL Roy L. Abel, 82, Mitchell, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Friday, January 7, 2011, at Owen Valley Health Campus in Spencer.
Born May 1, 1928, in West Baden Springs, he was the son of William and Grace (Allen) Abel. He married Margie Alice Parsons April 29, 1950, and she preceded him in death February 11, 2000.
He was owner of A and A Tree Service and drove a truck, and attended the Campbellsburg First Baptist Church.
He was a U. S. Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War and served as a Tomb Guard Sentinal at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.
Debbie Carol Johnson and husband, Kevin, Bloomfield
Virginia Christine Abel-Sheppard and husband, John, Gosport
Karen Jean Abel and husband, Chris, Dallas, Texas
Shannon Ann Abel, Sierra Vista, Arizona
Robert Terry, Mitchell
Betty Meehan-Forrest, West Baden Springs
15 great grandchildren
His parents; wife; and eleven brothers and sisters preceded him in death.
Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 11, in Mitchell Cemetery with Lee Hupp officiating. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.
Friends may call from 4:00 7:00 p.m. Monday at Chastain Funeral Home.