Abe Buchanan Addams

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Abe Buchanan Addams, 91,passed away on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at Norton Hosparus Inpatient Care Center.
He was a native of Louisville and had been a resident of Colesburg. Abe was very active in the Kentucky Republican Party. He was a close friend and automobile driver for former Gov. Louie B. Nunn. He owned and operated a welding shop in Lebanon Junction for 20 years and a batter reclamation shop in Lexington.
He also owned and operated English Station Stables in Louisville.
Abe was a 1943 graduate of Male High School and named Kentucky's outstanding high school athlete. He went on to be a star football player for the University of Indiana and played with the Detroit Lions (1948-49) in the NFL, where is the longest living player.
He was a member of St. Clare Catholic Church in Colesburg and a proud Army Air Corps World War II veteran.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Horace Addams.
He is survived by his wife of 16 years, the former Prudence Zollinger; sons, Abe 'Bucky' (Kim) Buchanan Jr., John Robert Moore and Andrew Bright Moore IV; daughters, Neisja Yenawine and Lynda Addams; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Mass will be at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at St. Rita Catholic Church with cremation to follow. Visitation at Ratterman Keenan Southwest Chapel in Louisville from 2-8 p.m. on Tuesday and after 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the church. His ashes will be buried at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 18, at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff.
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JB Ratterman & Sons - Grand Chapels
4832 Cane Run Road
Louisville, KY 40216
(502) 447-7114
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Published in The Pioneer News on Dec. 18, 2017
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