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Charles (Corkey) Sallee, 90, Russell Springs, KY (1929-2020)

Charles "Corkey" Sallee of Russell Springs passed away on Monday, March 16, 2020 at the Russell County Hospital. He was 90 years old.

A graveside service will be held at NoonCT on Friday, March 20, 2020 at the Cave Hill Cemetery, 701 Baxter Avenue, Louisville, KY.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

He was born April 9, 1929 in Taylor County to the late Eslie & Flora Ruth Ford Sallee.

He was a Veteran of US Army (Korean War)

Survivors include:
  • His wife of 69 years, Irma Mae Sallee
  • Three daughters: Terry (Dr. Rick) Miles, Martha Sallee, and Patty (Eric) Grider
  • Five grandchildren: Casey (Jeremy) Lewis, Nick (Michelle) Miles, Sean (Lyndsay) Miles, Zach Grider, Taylor (Braxton) Mann
  • Seven great grandchildren
  • "Annie" his dog
He worked at General Electric for 36 years in Louisville, KY, as a member of Union Barrack Ades for 25 years (stage hand), was a member of Kentucky Colonels, and a member of Jamestown United Methodist Church.

He was the original "Girl Dad"-his most treasured accomplishment. He loved to tell a good joke, and he loved mowing the lawn on his John Deere.

Bernard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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