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Chris Appleby, 46, Columbia, KY (1975-2022)

Chris “Apple Jack” Appleby of Columbia died on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at his home. He was 46 years old. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, being outdoors and spending time with his family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11amCT on Monday, August 8, 2022, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY, with Bro. Craig Trumbo officiating. Burial will follow in the Loy Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Sunday from 4pmCT until 8pmCT, and will continue on Monday morning until time for the service at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home. He was born on November 30, 1975 in Columbia, KY to the late Frank and Janice Thompson Appleby.

Survivors include his wife Jennifer Coffey Appleby of Columbia, KY; two children Samantha and Zachary Appleby of Columbia, KY; a sister Angelina Grider (Adam) of Columbia, KY; his father-in-law Bobby Coffey (Beverly) of Columbia, KY; his mother-in-law Nancy Abernathy (Jeff) of Columbia, KY; three nephews Landyon Grider, Austin Kinnett and Jayden Foster and his special K-9 friend "Gunner".

Pallbearers will be Clint Maggard, Matt Brummett, Carl Jones, Lonnie Parrigin, Mac Wright and Peanut Gilbert. Honorary pallbearers will be Buddy Karnes, Bubba Coffey, Henny Coffey, Chandler Bennett, Glen Murphy, Greg Thrasher and Glenn Yoder.

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

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the funeral home to assist with funeral expenses.

This story was posted on 2022-08-05 13:35:39
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Established 1922 | 210 Greensburg St., Columbia, KY 42728 | Jeff Jessie, Owner
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Chris Appleby, 46, Columbia, KY (1975-2022)

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