Vance Jasper "Bill" Abel, 86, died Sunday, May 29, 2011 in Lenoir, NC.
Born in Laurel Bloomery, TN, he was the son of the late Henry Abel and Lizzie Gentry Abel. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Clarence and Hubert Abel and a sister, Zina Gladys Abel Harris.
Mr. Abel served his county in the U. S. Army during WWII. He was retired from Singer and Broyhill Furniture. Mr. Abel was of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his sister, Lena Houck of Lenoir. He deeply cherished the many friendships he made in Lenoir, NC and Sugar Creek, TN. He will be greatly missed by his family and special friends. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff at Gateway Nursing Home and Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 31, 2011 from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. at Pendry's Funeral Home in Lenoir. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, June 01, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Blue Ridge Memorial Park with Reverend Arvie Houck and Mr. David Harris officiating.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care at 902 Kirkwood Street, Lenoir, NC 28645.
Pendry's Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be placed at www.pendrysfuneralhome.com