Billy J. Abel, 57, of Bloomfield, passed away at 11:42 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005 at Bloomington Hospital.
Born April 17, 1948 in Orange County, he was the son of Pete and Luella (Collins) Abel. He married Shirley Andis on Dec. 2, 1966.
He retired from NSWC Crane and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Springville Pentecostal Mission Church.
Survivors include: his wife Shirley of Owensburg; one son Jeff Abel and his wife Julie of Bedford; one daughter Melissa Plummer and her husband Tony of Owensburg; six grandchildren Natasha Jones, Brad Jones, Alicia Jones, Bristen Prince, Logan Lane and Tyler Abel; four sisters Alice Farris and Joy Stearns both of Florida, Kay Pruett of Williams and Kathy Cornwell of California; seven brothers Ralph Abel of Florida, Larry Abel of Kentucky, Terry Abel of Harrodsburg, Robert Abel of Needmore, Max Abel of Tunnelton, Garet and Dave Abel both of Williams; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Eugene Abel.
Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. on Oct. 26 at Elmwood Chapel of the Day & Carter Mortuary with Bro. Melvin Paules officiating. Burial will follow in the Byers-Rainbolt Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded at the graveside.
Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. today, and from 9 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday.