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Nicholas "Nick" Wade Abel

Updated: Feb 14

Abingdon, Virginia

Nicholas Wade Abel passed away Monday February 12th, 2024, at his home in Abingdon Va.

Nick was born in Abingdon on October 16th, 1981, and lived in the area most of his life.  He graduated from Abingdon High School, class of 2000 and worked in food services in South Carolina and Southwest Va. He seemed happiest on the water kayaking and fishing and spending time with friends of which he had many.  Nick spent the past few years battling kidney disease and his battle is now at an end.

Nick is preceded in death by his grandparents; Joseph L. Abel Jr. and Virginia L. Greer Abel and James Donald “Don” Flanary and Elizabeth I “Betty” Debusk. Uncles Thomas M Abel and Phil Lucas.

Survivors include his parents, Donna Flanary Abel and Kevin Wade Abel (Jane Kupperman) his brother; Bradley Kevin Abel and niece Jayla Morgan Abel; aunts; Cathy Flanary Shelton (Melvin), Lynn Flanary Widener (Dee), Becky Flanary Cross, Patricia Abel Keene (Glenn), Jane Abel Lucas, Sue Hearl Abel; cousins; Donna, Carolyn, Erin, Mallory, Justin, Cameron, Lauren, Drew, Heath, Hunter; and Nicks longtime friend and honorary brother/cousin Derek Sword; also, many extended family members.

Nick dearly loved his family and never wanted to miss a get together. The family extends a special thanks to the staff at Fresenius Kidney Care Center for their kindness to Nick.

A visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. on Friday, February 16, 2024 at Frost Funeral Home. A celebration of Nick’s life will be held at 6:00 P.M. in the Frost Funeral Home Chapel.

Frost Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to be serving the Abel family.


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