Oran “Bo” Abel, 90, of Shawnee, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Shawnee.

Oran “Bo” Abel, 90, of Shawnee, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Shawnee.

He was born Sept. 3, 1926, to Jesse and Della (Barnes) Abel in Seminole County.

Bo was raised in Seminole County and attended Prairie View School through the 10th grade until he was drafted. He proudly served his county in the U.S. Army build up in Hawaii of Infantry for the invasion of Japan. He was honorably discharged.

Bo married Wanda Lee Coffman on Oct. 23, 1947, in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, and she preceded him in death after 60 years of marriage on Feb. 2, 2007.

Bo worked as a long haul truck driver. He worked for Shayler Trucking and Sewell Trucking for before becoming an independent truck driver. After retiring from trucking he became a diesel mechanic.

He enjoyed building and flying model airplanes, watching sports, farming and gardening.

Bo was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Abel; infant son, Kenneth Lee Abel; granddaughter, Kentrina LaShane Wissman; his parents, Jesse and Della Abel; two brothers, Adrian Edwin Abel and Jesse Clayton Abel; twp sisters, Maxine Moore and Betty Yvonne Abel.

Those left to cherish his memories are his daughter, Cleo Yvonne Crothers of Shawnee; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Oran Kenneth Abel Jr. and Jo Anne of Shawnee and Paul Keith Abel of Monroe, Georgia; sister-in-law, Leta Abel of South Rock Creek; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and other extended family and friends.

Visitation was from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 22, and will be from 1 to 7 p.m., Sunday, April 23, with family gathering to meet with friends from 3 to 5 p.m. at Cooper Funeral Home.

Service will be 10 a.m., Monday, April 24, at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Steve Dominy, University Baptist Church in Shawnee, officiating. Burial will follow at Little Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

To share memories, or to sign the guestbook online, go to www.cooperfuneral.com.