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Bernard Stotts, 72, Columbia, KY (1946-2019)

He enjoyed playing guitar and being outdoors, with hobbies that included fishing, hunting, gardening, and digging ginseng. He will be dearly missed.

Bernard Stotts died suddenly at the age of 72 at his home in Columbia, Kentucky on the afternoon of March 9, 2019.

Funeral services will be 11amCT on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with burial to follow in the Antioch Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Friday from 5pmCT until 8pmCT at the funeral home and continue Saturday morning until time for the service.

He was born in Sparksville, Adair County, Kentucky, on April 12, 1946, the son Inez Janes Stotts and Ores Elmer Stotts. He was preceded in death by his father in 1987 and his brother, Oswell Stotts, in 2014.

Bernard is survived by his mother, Inez Janes Stotts of Sparksville, Kentucky; one daughter, Alison Curtsinger of Gulf Breeze, Florida; one son, Adam Stotts of Lexington, Kentucky; two grandsons, Garrett and Mason Curtsinger of Gulf Breeze, Florida; three brothers, Ricky Stotts of Sparksville, Kentucky, Wendell Stotts of Sharpsville, Indiana, and Delano Stotts of Columbia Kentucky; one sister, Lisa Patton of Columbia, Kentucky; and several nieces and nephews.

Bernard was a retired employee of General Electric of Louisville, Kentucky, OshKosh B'gosh of Columbia, Kentucky, and for many years he lent a hand to those in need as a general home repairman in the Columbia region.

He enjoyed playing guitar and being outdoors, with hobbies that included fishing, hunting, gardening, and digging ginseng. He will be dearly missed.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Bernard Stotts, 72, Columbia, KY (1946-2019)

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