Donald Lloyd Ables

September 23, 1942 - January 23, 2020
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Our beloved husband, father, brother and friend Donald Lloyd Ables, age 77, passed away on Thursday January 23, 2020. Don was born on September 23,1942 in Sherman Texas to Lloyd T. and Jennye V. Ables. He graduated from high school in Amory, Mississippi in 1960 he then attended college at Memphis State and East Central University in Ada Oklahoma. After collegeContinue Reading

Laurie Johnson left a message on January 27, 2020:
To the Ables Families, My sincerest condolences on the loss your father, grandfather, husband, brother and friend. He was as full of life as they came, and would do anything for anyone in need. Scott, your written tribute was spot on, and while reading it I had memories of hearing funny stories of him going to the boats with Brett, a baseball game in Houston with him and Marilyn, him getting us kids set up to distribute Herbalife and many thanksgiving dinners in Springfield or Wichita. I've known and loved Don for a long time and considered him to be my family as well as yours. I wish I were within a four-state area to attend the visitation and service, and hear the many wonderful stories and laugh and cry along with you. Peace, Love and Prayers to all of you. I trust your memories of Don will warm your hearts for years to come. I know mine will. Laurie Johnson
GiGi DeBerry left a message on January 27, 2020:
Don left us way too early. He was gentle, kind, and entertaining. He loved his immediate AND extended family and attended family events whenever possible – even if it required long distance travel. Don always looked for new ways to improve his life. His smart phone and computer were constantly in use. Don left us with a slew of funny memories: from the time he left Ben Edward on the side of the road when they were youngsters to the day he awoke in Bend, OR, welcoming the new day because he had never looked better than on that day. We will miss you, Don! Ben and GiGi DeBerry Bend, OR
Robert Fender left a message on January 27, 2020:
To my friend Don, you have been a good friend to me for over 20 years with numerous adventures along the way. Hours of conversation on our road trips, our golfing rounds, or just meeting for lunch. I am going to miss your sense of humor, you said such funny things and gave us all a million laughs. Most of all, I take comfort in knowing your commitment to the faith we shared in our Great friend and Savior Jesus Christ which we discussed often. For Jesus once said "How earnestly I tell you this---anyone who believes in me already has eternal life." John 6:47. Good Job Don, rest in peace. Friends always, Rob Fender
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