He was retired from Nationwide Uniform Company in Hodgenville and an avid sports fan and gardener.
Donald was preceded in death by his father, Robert Henderson Abell and a brother, Larry Abell.
He is survived by his wife, Shelia Newton Abell; his mother, Mary Laverne Abell of Hodgenville; a daughter, Madonna (Ricardo) Gonzalez of Portage, Indiana; a son, Clint Abell of Munfordville; two step-children, Stacey Lynn Morris of New Haven and Dallas Wayne Miracle of Buffalo; three sisters, Pat (Norman) Klinglesmith, Beverly (Donald) O'Bryan and Anita Abell all of Hodgenville; three brothers, David (Bonnie) Abell, Bobby Abell and Michael (Charline) Abell all of Hodgenville; three grandsons, Jovanny (Kim) Gonzalez, Jonathen (Brandi) Gonzalez of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Christian Gonzalez of LaFayette, Indiana.
Memorial services will be held 1 PM Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at Bennett-Bertram Funeral Home in Hodgenville, Rev. Richard Binkley officiating.
Visitation will begin at 10:30 AM Wednesday until time of service.