Ken Gregory Abel, 52, of Hernando, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012, at Citrus Memorial hospital in Inverness, Fla. He was born Oct. 1, 1960, in Melbourne to Ralph and Alice (Jarvis) Abel. He came here 46 years ago from Apopka living most of his life in Citrus County. He was a 1978 graduate of Crystal River High School. He was of the Protestant faith. Ken enjoyed life, his friends and his family.
He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Abel, Aug. 23, 2012. He is survived by his mother, Alice Abel of Hernando; three brothers, Glenn Abel of Hernando, Jeff Abel (Leann) of Williston and Eric Abel (Claudia) of Hernando; and four nieces, Jessica, Emma, Erin and Elise.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at the Strickland Funeral Home Chapel in Crystal River. There will be a visitation one hour prior to the service time. The family suggests that those who wish in lieu of flowers, to do something nice for someone you don't know in Ken's memory.