Nicholas Abele

Nicholas John Abele

Friday, August 10th, 1984 - Friday, August 2nd, 2019
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Nicholas John Abele, 34, passed away peacefully August 2, 2019 at his home. He was born August 10, 1984 to Thomas John and Nancy Jean Cole Abele.

Nick, aka “Skinny” of Cdub Racing, had a big love for everything he did. He was skilled in many trades, but he was a professional in driving race cars, fishing, and mostly having fun. Nick was an avid storyteller. His booming voice had a way of drawing you in so that you could relive part of the action with him. Nick loved his friends and family, and he never met a stranger. He was hilarious, found humor in everything and everyone, and he was the life of the party. He had no limits, especially when it came to speed. He lived life fast, was a bit of a risk-taker, and rocked a “Let’s get it- Why not?” lifestyle.

Nick LOVED the finer things in life, like expensive hotel rooms, nice restaurants, and luxury rental cars, but he had an appreciation for all things great and small. One of his greatest joys was laying in the floor and playing tug-of-war at night with Sasha and Chloe. The world was better, simply because he was in it. We were blessed with his life and now we are blessed to have a red-bearded angel watching over us. If you were lucky enough to have known him, then you were lucky enough.

Nick is survived by his wife, Trisha Bryant; parents, Thomas and Nancy Abele; brothers, Jesse Abele, Brad Abele (Michelle); nephews, Kayden Abele, Logen Abele, Alex Abele; special brothers, Ado Omerovic, Brian Blake, and an enormous list of friends and family.

Visitation will be Friday, August 9, 2019 from 11:00-8:00 at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd., Louisville, KY 40205. Family and friends are invited and encouraged to share memories of Nick beginning at 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Mispits and Friends Rescue, PO Box 581652, Louisville, KY 40268. (

Friends and family are encouraged to wear their favorite race or track shirt to honor Nick at his service.
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    Friday, August 9th, 2019 | 11:00am - 8:00pm
    Friday, August 9th, 2019 11:00am - 8:00pm
    Highlands Family-Owned Funeral Home
    3331 Taylorsville Rd.
    LOUISVILLE, KY 40205
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Love, Joe and Jeanine Hatton

Posted at 11:11am
Tom and Nancy, We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
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The Westhusings & The Tisdales

Posted at 08:24am
We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Nick was such a wonderful person. Love, Brice and Erin Westhusing & Nick and Dana Tisdale
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Trisha, these flowers were called loves journey. Your and Nicks journey is not over. You will see him again. We are praying for you.
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Tom and Family, We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
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