Brigham City- Blake Dean Abel, our loving father, grandpa, uncle, brother and friend, passed away on August 28, 2020. He was born on August 15, 1956 to Dean and Jacqueline Shurtleff Abel.
Blake was raised in Brigham City and graduated from Box Elder High School. He then joined the Navy. He was stationed in Oakland California. He was awarded The National Defense Service Medal and was Honorably Discharged.
He has four children of his own and two children that he claimed as his own, They are, Nichole, Matt, Tygh, Halie, Brandon Fullmer, Braxton Guthrie.
He enjoyed playing guitar, riding motorcycles, raising birds, getting tattoos and piercings. He also had a passion for leather work and making jewelry. Above all he loved spending time with his friends and family. Of course, his dog "Z" was his favorite.
Blake was preceded in death by his parents, and son, Braxton.
He is survived by his children, Nichole (Urban), Matt, Tygh, Halie, Brandon; 3 grandchildren, Keynan, Daylen & Mikaela ; 2 brothers, Jeff (Nancy) Abel & Gil Pebley; 2 sisters, Stacy Abel & Carly Hadden.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2020 from 5-7 pm at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham. At 7 a service will be held. Burial will be on Friday, September 4, 2020 at the Utah Veterans Cemetery, 17111 South 1700 West, Bluffdale, at 11:00am.
Send condolences to www.gfc-utah.com.
There are no events scheduled.
I am so sorry to hear of Blake's passing. My heart is with his family. May you find comfort at this time. Sincerely, Diana Larsen
My husband and I met Blake through the VA and he quickly became like a dad to us and a grandpa to our kids. We are so thankful that we got to know him and what an amazing person he was. We got to spend this last Thanksgiving and Christmas with him and we will always cherish those memories. I am so thankful for our friendship we had with him.
Blake was such a kind person. I could tell him anything and he would feel it himself whether it was good or bad. I laughed so much with Blake his twisted sense of humor was right up my alley. So many will miss him. Blake I'll never forget the angry dragon or the garbage can with a hole. The way he cherished and respected everyone in his life is unmatched. I'm gonna miss watching you play your guitar and laughing so hard my sides hurt. Im so sad your gone and at the same time so glad you're not in pain anymore. Glad you're free. Tell Greg I miss him and I love him. Good bye Blake you'll forever be embedded in my soul. I love you pops! Muah!