Alan Boyd Abel, 57, of Eucha, passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2022 at his home. He was born on October 30, 1964 in Vincennes, Indiana; the son of Kenneth Ray and Ruth Marie (Barrett) Abel. He married Ida Dawn Keithley on September 13, 1994 in Miami, Oklahoma and have celebrated almost 28 years of marriage. Alan has lived in the area for the last 14 years, coming from Bartlesville, Oklahoma. He attended Oklahoma State University and received numerous certifications for FIRE / EMS and was the EMS Director in Grove, Oklahoma in 1988 and was the Fire Chief in Aurora, Missouri. He enjoyed playing bass guitar in his church band, shooting guns, fishing, cooking and looking for glass dogs at flea markets. He loved his grandchildren and looked forward to supporting his grandchildren and children in all their hobbies and interests. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend and leaves behind many memories for his family to remember.
Alan is survived by his wife, Ida Abel of the home; son, Nathan Abel and Taylor Clark of Ochelata, Oklahoma; daughters, Kelsey Harjo and husband Josh of Grove, Oklahoma and Brianna Abel of Eucha, Oklahoma; sister, Janice Abel of Hominy, Oklahoma; 9 grandchildren, Angel, Dixie, Wyatt, Oaklynn, Roman, Ryder, Braden, Paxton, and Moxon; and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Ruth Abel; foster parents, Bill and Joan Benefiel; son, Brandon Abel; and brother, Keith Abel.
Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 17, 2022 in the Disney Assembly of God in Disney, Oklahoma with Pastor Daryl Lee officiating. To leave his family a message, please visit his Tribute Wall at www.shipmansfuneralhome.com. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Shipman’s Funeral & Cremation Service.
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