Russell Carey Abrams, Jr.

June 28, 1950 - January 22, 2008 

Russell Carey Abrams, Jr.

June 28, 1950 - January 22, 2008 

Obituary for Russell Carey Abrams, Jr.

Russell Carey Abrams, 57, of Indianapolis, passed away peacefully January 22nd, 2008.

Born in Cincinnati to Russell and Hazel Abrams, Russ became an accomplished musician in childhood, playing accordion professionally. His teen years led him to his beloved guitar, and he was talented enough to play with a wide variety of musicians - among them, Stevie Ray Vaughan. Stevie recognized Russ as a kindred 'bluesman,' acknowledging, 'There's not many of us, is there?' He advised Russ to 'Play on!' And play on, he did.

Among the songs he played was a love song composed especially for his beloved wife, Kathleen. Their good times outnumbered their years together, but the trip was always an adventure.

While Russ' guitar may stand silent, his music resonates in the hearts of:

His beloved wife Kathleen,
three daughters, Justine Abrams of Fremont, CA.,
Sarah Barnes of Indianapolis; and Carrie Marie Abrams of Briceville,TN.
two sons Matthew Spencer of Shelbyville, and Oliver Spencer of Seattle, WA;
seven sisters and many dear friends and bandmates.

A Celebration of Life will be held Monday, January 28th at 7:30pm at Franklin Community Church, 2005 Upper Shelbyville Road in Franklin, Indiana
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Community Home Health Services, attn: Hospice House, 9894 E. 121st St., Fishers, IN 46037.

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