LAKE PLACID, Fla. — Kerry Kenneth Abel, 84, of Lake Placid, Florida, passed away on Monday, July 20 2020.

Kerry was born June 10, 1936, in Jay County, Indiana, to the late Kenneth and Alda Ruth (Hough) Abel.

In addition to his parents, Kerry was preceded in death by his first wife, Phyllis Ruth (Subler) Abel, who is the mother of his children; his sons, Kevin Kale Abel and Tommy Joe Abel; his grandson, Travis Allen Abel; and his brother, Billy Ben Abel.

Kerry loved to sing and play the piano and guitar. Music was his passion. He barbered for the majority of his life; over 40 years in Greenville and Abel’s Barber Shop in Woodington. After moving to Florida, he barbered for over 22 years at Tony’s Barber Shop in Lake Placid. He also worked many years for Hobart KitchenAid and was a captain for Pinkerton Guard. He enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting and bowling. Kerry loved to raise show poultry and attend poultry shows around the state with his children.

Kerry is survived by his wife, Monabelle Abel of Lake Placid; his daughter, Debbie (Bob) Barnum of Bradenton Florida; his granddaughters, Holly Renee Abel of Union City, Indiana, and Ashley Lee Burnett of Sarasota, Florida; and his great grandchildren, Emma Lee, Madeline, and Trevor.

A celebration of Kerry’s life will take place at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus, with Pastor Tony Price officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.

Guests may visit with the Abel family on Tuesday, July 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and Governor DeWine’s orders, face coverings are requested and social distancing will be encouraged.

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