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Albert Leslie Kilby, 75, Campbellsville, KY (1944-2019)

Albert Leslie Kilby of Campbellsville passed away on Monday, December 9, 2019. He was 75 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmET on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Jimmie Graham. Burial will follow in Cox Cemetery.

Visitation is requested from 10amET until 1pmET on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Albert Leslie Kilby was born in Lebanon, Kentucky on July 12, 1944, the son of Albert and Dorothy Jones Kilby Bault.

Albert grew up in Campbellsville and professed faith in Christ as a twelve year old and became a member of the Walnut Hill Mission that became Lowell Avenue Baptist Church.

From an early age, Albert was a collector. Interesting rocks, Indian rocks and later, antiques were of special interest to him. He enjoyed setting up a flea markets to "wheel and deal" with others.

Another interest was animals. As a young man, he had dogs, pigeons, turtles and snakes (in cages!) and once, he even nurtured an injured dove back to good health before letting it fly away.

His love of traveling began at six weeks old when he and his mother traveled by train to Malden, Missouri where his father was stationed in the Army Air Base. He has seen many parts of the world, including Russia, Thailand, where he rode elephants, Holland, Poland, Germany, France, Italy and Czechoslovakia.

After graduating from Campbellsville High School in 1962, Albert worked as a bookkeeper for a short time, then as a parts manager for Ford and Buick garages. He later was employed for many years as a supervisor in the shipping department of Fruit of the Loom in Campbellsville. Farming and raising cattle kept him busy in later years. He enjoyed working with his sons on the farm.

He is survived by three sons: Richard Kurt Kilby (Kimberly) of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Christopher Chad Kilby (fiancee, Marie Anne Arius) of Palm Coast, Florida and John Albert "Chip" Kilby (Holly) of Campbellsville; two grandsons: Carter Earl Smith Kilby and Cole Albert Smith Kilby of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; his former wife and mother of his sons, Susan Nelson Kilby; one sister, Regina Graham and husband, Jimmie of Campbellsville; two nephews, David Graham (Becky) of Bowling Green and Andrew Graham (Robin) of Campbellsville and many other relatives and friends.

Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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Albert Leslie Kilby, 75, Campbellsville, KY (1944-2019)

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