George Everett Abel


George Everett Abel, 87, of Washington, passed away at 12:43 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at his residence.
He was born March 14, 1931, in Knox County, to James and Mabel (Senning) Abel. He was retired from CSX Railroad and was a U.S. Army Korean War veteran. He was a member of the Shoals American Legion and St. John Catholic Church. He loved working on cars, woodworking, and working Sudoku puzzles.
He is survived by his wife, Bernadette (Craney) Abel, whom he married April 28, 1956; four sons, John (Sandy) Abel of Shoals, Stephen Abel of Carlisle, Andrew (Becky) Abel of Washington, and Alan Abel of Washington; 10 grandchildren, Cody (Sarah) Abel, Beth (John) Way, Josh Lemon, Derek Wininger, Jessy Asher, Eric (Sarah) Abel, Andrea (Jeremy) Frieden, Emily (Craig) Wichman, Adam (Nichole) Abel, Bailey (Tyler) Huckelby; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Mary Jane Veale of Petersburg, and Judy Stafford of Petersburg; and one brother, James Abel of California.
George is preceded in death by his parents and one grandson, Waylon Abel.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Martin Catholic Church in Whitfield, with Rev. Kenneth Walker as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Martin Cemetery, with military graveside rites by the Shoals American Legion. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ed Lee Mortuary North Chapel, 620 E. Viola Ave.
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Published on November 6, 2018
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