Mr. William Larry Willis of Campbellsville was born on May 23, 1952 to Betty Jewell (Bault) Willis and the late Welby Earl “Shorty” Willis. He departed this life on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the Taylor Regional Hospital, being 65 years, 9 months, and 6 days of age. Mr. Willis was a retired teacher for the Taylor County School District, where he had taught English, History, and the Bible as Literature over thirty years. An unfortunate accident in 1971 left him with several physical ailments, but it couldn’t dampen his loving and generous spirit as a father, husband, and friend. His love of learning lead him to attend Campbellsville College and Western Kentucky University, and he was a member of the Kentucky Education Association and the National Education Association. In what free time he found, he enjoyed painting, usually acrylics, and he stayed active in the academic teams, the school newspaper, creative writer’s club, and the chess club. Mr. Willis professed faith in Christ and was a member of Fairview Baptist Church.
He leaves to cherish his memory:
His wife: Melissa (Rainwater) Willis,
Two children: Miranda Willis and companion Chris Taylor, and Bryce Willis, all of Campbellsville,
His mother: Betty Willis of Campbellsville,
One sister: Joan Tinnell and husband David of Campbellsville,
One grandson: Levi Taylor,
Three local nephews: Jeremy Wood, Josh Wood, and Mitchell Tinnell,
Several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, their children and grandchildren,
A special caregiver: Shari Scully of Campbellsville,
His lapdog: Chubby
And a host of other family and friends.
He was also preceded in death by his other lapdog, Chunky.
There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Willis on Sunday, March 4. 2018 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Bro Don Gowin will be officiating. Burial will follow in the Green River Memorial Cemetery, 3441 Old Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday, March 3, after 5:00 PM.
Connie Lackey of Campbellsville, daughter of the late Tommy Baldwin and Carolyn Sexton Brown, was born January 18, 1962 in Marion County, Kentucky. She died at 11:29 P.M., Monday, February 26, 2018 in Glasgow. Age: 56
Connie professed faith in Christ and was a member of Pleasant Run Baptist Church, where she had served as youth director and Sunday School teacher.
She was a former employee of Wal Mart and Lake Cumberland Head Start.
She united in marriage to Brad Lackey March 12, 1982.
Besides her husband of thirty-seven years, Brad Lackey of Campbellsville, she is survived by two sons: B. J. Lackey and special friend, Ann Browder and Keith Lackey of Campbellsville; one granddaughter, Alexia Marie Lackey and her mother, Jennifer Riggs; three step-grandchildren: Johanna Edwards, Josiah Edwards and Mason Edwards; four sisters and one brother: Jenny Burns and husband, Bill of Burkesville, Sharon Baldwin, Sandy Walters and special friend, Lamont and Peggy Baldwin of Campbellsville and DeWayne Baldwin of Florida; two sisters-in-law: Sherry Edwards and husband, Ricky of Oklahoma and Desiree’ Culver and husband, Josh of New Mexico; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
She was also preceded in death by her step-father, Danny Brown and her step-mother, Mary Baldwin.
VISITATION: 5:00 – 8:00 P.M., Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home
FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M., Friday, March 2, 2018 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home by Bro. Brad Lackey and Rev. George Nelson
ENTOMBMENT: Campbellsville Memorial Gardens Mausoleum
EXPRESSIONS OF SYMPATHY ARE REQUESTED TO BE DONATIONS TO PLEASANT RUN BAPTIST CHURCH YOUTH PROGRAM AND MAY BE MADE AT PARROTT & RAMSEY FUNERAL HOME
Rita Mae Whitlock of Campbellsville, daughter of the late James Elliott and Nellie Jane Wright Warner, was born on Sunday, April 27, 1930 in Marion County, Kentucky and departed this life on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the University of Louisville Hospital. She was 87 years, 9 months and 29 days of age.
Besides being a homemaker, she enjoyed raising a garden, spending time reminiscing with and about her family and loved her dog Gizmo. She had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of Zion Separate Baptist Church.
Besides her parents, Rita was predeceased by her husband, Arvin Ray Whitlock, an infant daughter, Diane Whitlock, daughter, Mary Alma Lamkin and a son Mark Whitlock as well as two brothers and two sisters, James Warner, Nora Warner, Steve Warner and Lavita Harris.
As the mother of twelve she is survived by 7 sons and 2 daughters, Bill Whitlock and wife Sharon of Campbellsville, Clellan Whitlock and wife Elizabeth of Lebanon, Ronnie Whitlock and wife Jeannie of Fairfield, Mazie Bagby and husband Kenneth of Campbellsville, Paul Whitlock and wife Ila Jean of Campbellsville, Tommy Whitlock of Campbellsville, Mary Redmon Lampkin and husband Charles of Bloomfield, Leo Whitlock of Campbellsville, Jerry Whitlock and wife Chicquita of Campbellsville and Son-in-law Willam Lamkin, Sr. of Bloomfield. Also surviving are 27 Grandchildren, David Whitlock, Trena Whitlock, Tony Whitlock, Pamela Thomas, Suann Whitlock, Rebecca Cash, Tracy Whitlock, Charles Whitlock, Shannon Yates, Brian Whitlock, Patrick Whitlock, Timothy Whitlock, Wendy Smith, Charles Lampkin, Jr., Jason Lampkin, Brandon Lampkin, Ronnie Whitlock, Jr., LaDonna Barrick, Angela Ball, Kimberly Theis, Willie Lamkin, Jr., Morgan Diane Lamkin, Kasey Clark, Jarrett Whitlock, Isiah Lowe, Levi Whitlock and Gracie Ann Lowe, 38 Great-Grandchildren, Ashley Blakey, Steven Whitlock, Kayla Horton, Austin Horton, Alora Whitlock, Joseph Thomas, Gage Grisham, Castin Grisham, Autumn Beckley, Kamber Beckley, Madison Whitlock, Tyler Smith, Caleb Whitlock, Briar Rose Whitlock, Legiah Lanham, Shelby Whitlock, Clayton Whitlock, Chloe Whitlock, Jaylen Wheatley, Violette Whitlock, Ethan Smith, Addison Smith, Cassie Lampkin, Alexis Lampkin, Austin Barrick, Ryan Barrick, Clarissa Barrick, Shelby Whitlock, Gus Whitlock, James Ball, Makensie Ball, Taylor Theis, Katelyn Hess, Madison Lamkin, Lucas Lamkin, Bailee Clark, Samuel “Lane” Clark, and Kirk Wallace “Wally” Curry, as well as 2 Great-Great Grandchildren, Maci and Ian Barrick and 9 Step Grandchildren.
The funeral service for Rita Mae Whitlock will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Washington Cemetery.
The family request visitation between the hours of 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Lyon-DeWitt-Berry Funeral Home.
Expressions of sympathy are requested to be made to Breast Cancer Research and may be made at the funeral home.
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