The Edmond Sun
Lt. Col. David Roy Abel, 75, of Choctaw, Okla., took his final flight and most important mission August 28, 2012, after a 3-year battle with cancer.
He is survived by his bride of 34 years, Claudine Abel of Choctaw; his daughter, Cynthia Pearson and son-in-law Tom Pearson and grandchildren Connor and Madison of Edmond, Okla., and two cousins Edward and Melvin Ward.
David was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Edith Abel, and sister Donna Rapp.
His family thanks all those who helped and Good Shepherd Hospice for their care and support.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday, September 14, 2012 at Elmwood Cemetery under the direction of Hibbs Funeral Home.
Contributions to a favorite charity may be made in lieu of flowers.