John was born June 6, 1945 in Campbellsville to the late Robert and Elizabeth Abell.
He was also preceded in death by siblings, James Ervin, Deborah Nuckols, Virginia Pettigrew, Bill Denton, Jr. and Detroit Denton.
John worked as a cook at Lee’s Famous Recipe for over 30 years. He enjoyed fishing, working outdoors and repairing things for others.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Clara Taylor Abell; a son, Robert E. Abell and a daughter, Josie Abell, all of Campbellsville; one grandson, Nathanial Beamer; a sister, Beulah Ross of Indianapolis and a brother, Richard Denton and his wife, Geneva, of Campbellsville.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 2016 at the Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home with Bishop Paul Harden officiating. Burial will follow in the Miller Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be Don Taylor, Shawn Taylor, Orlando Taylor, Myron Taylor, Joe Clark and Daniel Taylor.
The family request visitation on Sunday from 12 noon until 2:00 p.m. at the Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.