Michael Abel, 68, of Jewett, passed away on Monday, January 30, 2023 at his home. He was born October 2, 1954 in Bowerston, Ohio a son of the late Harry Wayne and Emma Grace Dellinger Abel.
Mike was a Veteran of the US Marine Corp from 1971-1974. He was a foreman for Howard Bowers and a member of the Teamsters, then was the owner/operator of his own truck and later was a mechanic at Bulldog Rack where he retired at 62 and had a 8 year battle with throat cancer. He was also a member of the Hopedale American Legion for over 40 years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert “Bo” Abel and a sister, Yvonne Anno.
Surviving are his son, Michael (Ruriko) Abel, Jr. of Jewett; 4 grandchildren: Keishi “Clyde” (Natalie) Arnold of Italy, Jasmine “Maggie” M. Arnold of Alliance, Destiny “Agnes” K. Arnold of Mississippi and Michael “Coco” Ray Abel, III of Jewett; 2 stepdaughters: Cindy “Pete” Muterbaugh of New Philadelphia and Stephanie “Sam” Owens of Minerva; 3 step grandchildren: Alexis and Cody Muterbaugh, Ashley McIntyre; brother, George Abel of Cadiz; 2 sisters: Viola Kieffer of Sherrodsville and Penny Fluharty of Cadiz; and his former wife, Linda Abel of Cadiz, Ohio.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, February 3, 2023 from 2-4 and 6-8 at Clark-Kirkland-Barr Funeral Home, Cadiz where funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Pete Tuchek officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Hopedale, Ohio. Military honors by the Hopedale American Legion.
The memorial guestbook may be signed at www.clark-kirkland-barr.com.