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Obituary: Gordon J. Stargel, 92, Adair Co., KY

Mr. Stargel was the patriarch of a large Adair County family. He was a member of New Hope Separate Baptist Church, a farmer, and was a former bus driver for the Adair County School System.

Gordon J. Stargel, age 92 years of 171 Wesley Goodin Road, Columbia, KY, the Millerfield Community, of Adair County, passed away, Thursday October 1, 2009 at 3:00amCT, at the Green Hill Manor Nursing Home in Greensburg, KY.

The funeral service for Gordon Stargel will be Saturday, October 3, 2009, at 1pmCT at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY, with Bro. David Coffey the officiating clergy. Interment in the Tarter Cemetery in Russell Co., KY. The family requests visiting after 4pmCT, on Friday, October 2, 2009, at the funeral home.

Gordon J. Stargel, Adair Co., KY (August 22, 1917 - October 1, 2009)

He was born August 22, 1917, the son of the late Jake and Susie Campbell Stargel of Adair Co., KY, and passed about October 1, 2009 in Greensburg, KY at the age of 92 years, 1 month, and 9 days. He was preceded in death by his wife, Delta Goodin Stargel on October 21, 2006.

He is survived by the following:
  • One son: Phillip Stargel and wife, Faye, Columbia, KY

  • Four daughters: Marba Coomer and husband Albert, Ramsey, IN;Wanda Stargel, Columbia, KY; Sue Loy and husband Dan, Campbellsville, KY; Geneal Abrell, and husband, Charlie, Columbia, KY

  • Three brothers: Willie Stargel and Jimmy Stargel, both of Louisville, KY, and Jerry Rector, Columbia, KY

  • Three sisters: Alta Grider and Doris Jean Holmes, both of Columbia, KY; and Darlene Hale, Louisville, KY

  • Nine grandchildren, three step grandchildren, and five great grandchildren

  • And several nieces and nephews and these caregivers, Jewel Wilkerson,Carol Barnett and Gail Holmes R.N.
He was also preceded in death by three infant children, Judith Anne, Jeffrey and Rodney Stargel,: three brothers Clarence, Tom and Dallas Stargel; five sisters Clemie Rector, Nina Rector, Ora Lee Womack, Betty Lou Stargel and Mary Jane Bryant.

Mr. Stargel was a member of the New Hope Separate Baptist Church and a former bus driver for the Adair County Board of Education and a retired farmer.

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

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This obituary was made possible through the support of Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, established in 1922, located at 210 Greensburg Street in Columbia. To reach Louis and Brenda McQueary and Richard and Mary Beth Phelps, phone 270-384-2145, or call our 24-hour community obituary information line, 384-6999. E-mail: Friends you trust, caring for people you love.

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