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Abel Blaine McGeorge was born on January 27, 2001 in Troy, Ohio and passed away at his home in Columbia, Missouri on February 3, 2023.
Abel was a talented mechanic with a solid work ethic. Because of his concern for the safety and well-being of his clients, he was meticulous when he was working on their vehicles and expected others involved in his work to be the same way. He enjoyed playing PlayStation games, especially with his older brothers, Brandon and Ian. Abel lived a simple life also deriving pleasure from drawing, listening to music, working out at the gym, taking care of his property and affairs, watching MMA fighting and Scotty Kilmer YouTube videos, and spending time with his son, Adrian Blaine McGeorge. Hard work and perseverance were important to Abel, especially because he wanted to provide well for his son and be a good example to him. Abel loved animals, especially small animals and had lots of small pets growing up, including a chinchilla that he adored. Abel had many plans for his future which included moving back home so that he could pursue a formal education in automotive mechanics and getting braces and had much love and support in seeing that he accomplished his goals.
Abel is survived by his parents, Paul McGeorge of Huber Heights, Ohio, his mother, Monica Young of Columbia, Missouri, and his brothers, Brandon and Ian McGeorge as well as his paternal grandparents and aunts, uncles, and cousins on both sides of his extended family. Abel will be deeply missed by several friend, notably Lisa and Kenessa Baker, who were unwavering in their love and support of Abel and his son, Adrian. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Noes “Pauline” Pearse and his maternal grandfather, James “Paul” Pearse.
Abel was a perfectionist who was meticulous in all his affairs. Most recently, he was employed as a technician at Walmart Automotive Center and quickly became well-liked and relied upon by his employers and coworkers as was the case in all his past employment. Abel was exceptional in that even at a young age, he was developing a strong work ethic that was noticed at his first employment as a lifeguard for the City of Columbia and continued throughout his working life. Abel continually strived to improve and often set strict and demanding expectations of himself. Abel was becoming “wise beyond his years” and recently shared a post on his social media by R.M. Drake that his family and loved ones find pertinent to his passing and wish for all that are affected by Abel’s loss to take into consideration when facing stress from difficult relationships: “people bring out different sides of you…therefore, always keep the ones that bring out the light” (Drake).
In lieu of flowers, Abel’s family and close friends are asking for donations to be made in his honor to: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). www.NAMI.org and click on the blue “Donate Now” button in the upper right hand corner.