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Obituary: J.C. Magers, 81, Campbellsville, KY

Mr. Magers was a member of Liberty Baptist Church where he was a deacon for approximately 70 years. He was a retired employee of General Telephone Company

J. C. Magers of Campbellsville, son of the late Geanie Magers and Susan Rigdon Magers, was born March 26, 1928, in Barren County, KY. He died at 12:20pmET, Tuesday, October 27, 2009, in Campbellsville, KY. At the age of 81 years, 7 months, and 1 day.

The funeral services were at 1pmET, Friday, October 30, 2009, at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in Campbellsville by Rev. Carlis Compton. Burial was in the Liberty Baptist Cemetery. Pallbearers were Aaron Magers, Matthew Magers, Andy Olson, Jake Olson, T.J. Olson, and Chad Snellen.

He professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Liberty Baptist Church where he was a deacon for approximately fifty years.

He served his country honorably in the United States Air Force.

He was a retired employee of General Telephone Company having worked some forty-one years.

He was formerly a member of the Andy Bowen Masonic Lodge for many years.

He united in marriage to Doris Jean Wise March 9, 1951. She preceded him in death April 26, 2003.

He is survived b the following:
  • Two sons and one daughter: Gary Magers and wife, Cheryl, Ray Magers and wife, Leah and Leitha Olson and husband, Bill of Campbellsville, KY
  • One foster daughter: Beverly Jean Palmowski and husband, Walter of Columbus, OH
  • Nine grandchildren: Jake Olson and wife, Cristen; T. J. Olson, Andy Olson and wife, Amanda; Ashley Snellen and husband, Chad; Matthew Magers, Jessica Bohanon and husband, Eric; Mandy Magers, Kelly Corbin Hudson and husband, Doug; and Aaron Magers

  • Two foster-grandchildren: Teresa Grimes and Tonya Johnson

  • Seven great-grandchildren: Savannah Magers, Carly Snellen, Clayton Snellen, Jillian Bohanon, Elek Olson, Elijah Olson, and Ayden Olson

  • Eight foster-great-grandchildren
  • Five sisters: Ruth Hale of Glasgow, KY; Marie Lyons of IN: Opal Reece of Louisville, KY; Nell Howard of Fairfield, CA; and Mildred Jewell of Horse Cavem Ky

  • Special friend, Dorothy Pierce of Campbellsville

  • Several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Magers.

The family requests expressions of sympathy be donations to the Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery and may be made at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.Send a condolence to the family

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