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Obituary: Bro. Carl Read, Taylor Co., KY

He was former pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, a Mason, a Kentucky Colonel, and a member of Promise Keepers

Bro. Carl Thomas Read, Gratz, KY, formerly of Campbellssville, died November 24, 2009, in Owenton, KY.

Graveside services will be at 1pmET/Noon CT, Saturday, November 28, 2009, at the Brookside Cemetery, West Main ST, Campbellsville, KY by Rev. Ken Forman. Visitation will be at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon AV, Campbellsville, KY, from 11am-1pmET, Saturday, November 28, 2009.

Bro. Carl Thomas Read, formerly of Taylor Col, KY (1943-2009)

Bro. Carl Thomas Read of Gratz, KY, formerly of Campbellsville, KY son of the late Claude Read and Millie Gilpin Read, was born January 26, 1941, in Taylor Co., KY. He died at 11:30pmEt, Tuesday, November 24, 2009 in Owenton, KY, at the age of 68 years, 9 months, and 28 days.

He professed faith in Christ and was minister at Mt. Zion Baptist Church several years, a former pastor of Gratz Baptist Church, a former member of the Hiram Masonic Lodge No. 4 F&AM, a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, and a member of Promise Keepers.

He united in marriage to Cindy Reed January 10, 1970.

Besides his wife of 39 years, Cindy Read, he is survived by the following:
  • His children: Tim, Carla, and Christie

  • Three grandchildren: Katherine, Stephen, and Thomas

  • Several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends
He was preceded in death by three brothers: Archie, Kenneth, and Walter.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of the Bluegrass, 208 Steele ST, Frankfort, KY 40601; Sunrise Children's Services, PO Box 36570, or Mt. Zion Baptist Church, which may be made at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home.

Send a condolence to the family of Carl Read

Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon AV, Campbellsville, KY, is in charge of arrangements.
This obituary was made possible through the support of Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, established in 1926, located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia. To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone 270-384-2149, or E-mail: Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

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