Abe Buchanan Addams
Ratterman Keenan Southwest Chapels
4832 Cane Run Road
Louisville, KY
Addams, Abe Buchanan,

91, passed away Sunday December 10, 2017 at Norton Hosparus Inpatient Care Center. He was native of Louisville and had been a resident of Colesburg, KY.

Abe was very active in the Kentucky Republican Party. He was a close friend and automobile driver for former Governor Louie B. Nunn. He had owned and operated a welding shop in Lebanon Junction, KY for 20 years and a battery reclamation shop in Lexington. He also had 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. Abe had played NFL football with the Detroit Lions (1948-1949), he was the NFL's longest living player! He was a member of St. Clair Catholic Church in Colesburg , KY and was a proud Army Air Corps World War II Veteran.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Horace Addams.

He is survived by his loving wife of 16 years the former Prudence Zollinger; sons, Abe Buchanan "Bucky" Jr. (Kim), John Robert Moore and Andrew Bright Moore IV; daughters, Neisja Yenawine and Lynda Addams, sixteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

His Mass of Resurrection will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday December 13, 2017 at St. Rita Catholic Church, 8709 Preston Hwy. followed by cremation. Visitation will be Tuesday December 12, from 2 - 8 p.m. at Ratterman Keenan Southwest Chapel, 4832 Cane Run Road and Wednesday from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the Church. His ashes will be buried 12:30 p.m. Monday December 18, 2017 at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery.

Published by Courier-Journal on Dec. 12, 2017.
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Ratterman Keenan Southwest Chapels
4832 Cane Run Road, Louisville, KY
10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m.
St. Rita Catholic Church
8709 Preston Hwy., KY
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St. Rita Catholic Church
8709 Preston Hwy, KY
Kentucky Veterans Cemetery.
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Some of my most favorite days in my lifetime were at Abe and Norma's horse farm, and gazing at the 1,000's of family photos in the living room - Norma was our cousin. Abe was a character and such a hard worker! I am so happy I was able to talk to him just a few years ago. He had been on my mind. Sending so much love to his family and Prudence.
Kristen Adams Frarey
December 18, 2017
Shirley Walker
December 16, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I didn't know him personally only by name. What an amazing life he led. Lebanon Jct, KY
December 12, 2017
I am so sorry for your great loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" (Isaiah 61:1, 2) sustain your family during this challenging time. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.
December 12, 2017
RIP Abe. I rode at ESS as a kid and Norma and Abe were a huge part of my childhood. He was one of the best of the best. Love you Abe
Diane Green-Pschigoda
December 12, 2017
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