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David G. O'Banion, 80, Campbellsville, KY (1941-2021)

David G. O'Banion of Campbellsville passed away on Sunday, March 14, 2021. He was 80 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmET on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Ave., Campbellsville, KY, officiated by Bro. Joey Hicks. Burial will follow in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, with full military honors by the Marion County Veteran Honor Guard

Visitation is requested from 5pmET until 8pmET on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

David G. O'Banion, son of the late J. V. and Jeanette Gaines O'Banion, was born on January 14, 1941 in Louisville, Kentucky.

He professed faith in Christ and was of the Baptist faith.

David served his country honorably in the United States Army from 1967 to 1972.

David graduated from Taylor County High School. He loved working on his parents' farm where they raised chickens and milked Guernsey Dairy Cattle. He was very active in the Future Farmers of America and shows his Guernsey cattle with his brother, Doug. He first attended Campbellsville College after high school and later attended the University of Kentucky and received his BS in Agriculture in 1964. David and his wife, Charlotte, started their career in 1965 and worked side by side for over fifty years. They first had an H&R Block franchise in Cynthiana and then Harrodsburg. They left H&R Block in 1976 to start the family business of O'Banion Tax Service and Accounting. David and Charlotte also owned and operated O'Banion Farms, raising purebred swine, beef cattle and crops.

David was an avid fisherman and hunter. He loved and supported his children, grandchildren and any youth that needed assistance, mentorship or friendship. David loved life and was often heard remarking that he had lived a blessed life and he would do nothing different if he had it to do over again. He truly loved being kind to all, always greeted others with a smile that would light up the room and set an exceptional example for his family.

He united in marriage to the love of his life, the late Charlotte Marie Sheeley August 15, 1964. She preceded him in death April 21, 2020.

David is survived by his three daughters: Kim O'Banion and Becky Briggs and husband, Ken of Campbellsville and Jennifer Carrender and husband, Daniel of Statesville, North Carolina; five grandchildren: Korri Briggs and fiance', Isaac Thompson, Jace Briggs, Daniel Carrender, Ben Carrender and Gabe Carrender; two step-grandchildren: Marti Watson and Charlie Briggs; one brother, Douglas and wife, Gay O'Banion of Olathe, Kansas, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Sherry and Steve Craycraft of Cynthiana; special caregivers: Pat Davis and Darren Keltner; several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.

David was also preceded in death by one brother, Keith Miller.

Expressions of sympathy are requested to be donations to Taylor County FFA and may be made at Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

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

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David G. O'Banion, 80, Campbellsville, KY (1941-2021)

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