No formal services will be held.
He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service and served as postmaster at Nauvoo and Parrish.
Abel was preceded in death by his parents, Mose and Peggy Abel; and brother, Jimmy Abel.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Betty Jo Abel; daughters, Joni Stacks and Tonya Abel; son, Jody Abel (Amy); sisters, Jackie Gray, Gloria Lovelace and Janie Taylor; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Jasper; 205-384-5571