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Obituary: Ret. Col. Caleb Paige Sullivan, 82 Green Co., KY

He was a veteran of World War and rose through the ranks to the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Army. He was a design engineer for the KY Department of Highways, a member of the VFW and of the American Legion, and was a lifelong farmer. He will be accorded full Military Honors

Ret. Col. Caleb Paige "Pat" Sullivan, Greensburg, KY died Tuesday, August 18, 2009, at Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville, KY.

The funeral services for Ret. Col. Caleb Paige "Pat" Sullivan will be conducted at 10:00amCT, Saturday, August 22, 2009 at the Bethlehem Baptist Church with burial to follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery, Temperance Road, Greensburg, KY with full Military Honors. Visitation is requested from 4 to 9pmCT, Friday, August 21, 2009 at the Cowherd & Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S. Main ST, Greensburg, KY, and after 7am until 9amCT, Saturday, August 22, 2009, and then will be moved to the church for the funeral service.

Ret. Col. Caleb Paige "Pat" Sullivan, Greensburg, KY
(December 31, 1926 - August 18, 2009)

Ret. Col. Caleb Paige "Pat" Sullivan of Greensburg, KY, son of the late William O. Sullivan and Naomi Leftwich Sullivan, was born on December 31, 1926 in Green County and departed this life on Tuesday, August 18, 2009 at the Taylor Regional Hospital. He was 82 years, seven months and 18 days of age.

He had made a profession of faith in Christ and was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church.

He attended Green County High School for only 3 years due to a tour of duty in the Armed Services. He was a WWII veteran having served in the United States Army. He was sworn into the Army June 13, 1945. He went to Europe in 1945 until December 26, 1946 and continued in the military active and reserve until December 21, 1986 having served for 33 years. He entered with rank of Private and retired at rank of Full Colonel "Full Bull".

He worked for District No. 7 Highways as a Design Engineer from 1954 until retiring as District Design Engineer in 1986. He was a life member of the Reserve Officers Association, a life member of the VFW James L. Pruitt Post No. 5813, member of the American Legion Rod Lowe Post No. 124, and was also a lifelong farmer.

He united in marriage to Josiane "Jo" Duquesne on July 6, 1947 who survives.He is also survived by the following:
  • Two daughters: Rosetta Sullivan and Annette Houk both of Greensburg, KY

  • Five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one step-great grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends
Mr. Sullivan was also preceded in death by a son, Billy Mike Sullivan.

Pallbearers are Coakley Leftwich, Cova Leftwich, Glen Murray, David Murray, Wendell Sullivan, and Shaun Murray.

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Remembering: Ret. Col. Caleb Paige Sullivan, 82 Green Co., KY

2009-08-21 - Greensburg, KY - Photo Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home.
Ret. Col. Caleb Paige "Pat" Sullivan, Greensburg, KY
(December 31, 1926 - August 18, 2009)

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