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Obituary: Raymond (Ray) Flewwellin, 80, Taylor Co., KY

Mr. Flewwellin was a respected Taylor Countian. He was a decorated Korean War U.S. Army veteran and was the recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a former employee of Parker-Kalon and owned and operated three Phillip's 66 stations. He was an old fashioned gospel preaching jailhouse minister. He will be buried in Lebanon National Cemetery

The funeral service for Raymond "Ray" Coles Flewwellin, 80, Campbellsville, KY, will be at 11amET/10amCT, at Lyon-Dewitt Funeral Home, 503 E. Main ST, Campbellsville, KY. Visitation will be 11am-8pmET/10am-7pmCT, Monday, April 20, 2010, at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Lebanon National Cemetery, Lebanon, KY.


Raymond Coles Flewwellin, 80, Taylor Co., KY (1929-2010)

Raymond Coles Flewwellin was the son of the late Ernest and Helen Flewwellin. He was born Friday, May 31, 1929 in Wilton, Fairfield Co., CT. He went home to be with his Lord and Saviour on Friday, April 16, 2010 at the age of 80 years, 10 months, and 16 days.

Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Betty Jane McCarthy (1965), his oldest son Raymond Michael (1967), and his only daughter, Kay Cornell (2009).He is survived by two sons, Joe Flewwellin (wife Marie) of Hodgenville, KY; Phillip Flewwellin (wife Carol) of Dallas TX; along with eleven grandchildren, eighteen Great-grandchildren, one brother Ernest Flewwellin of Rhode Island and one sister Mrs. Beverly Willig of Georgia.

Mr. Flewwellin proudly served his country joining the United States Army in 1948, achieving the rank of Sergeant as a Military Policeman during the Korean War, decorated for Valor in Combat.

He was also a Purple Heart recipient, a proud member of the "Chosen Few". He was honorably discharged in 1953.

He owned and operated three Phillip's 66 Service Station in two different states. His final place of employment was at Parker Kalon in Campbellsville, Ky, where he retired in June, 1991. He happily resided at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home in Hodgenville, Ky the last years of his life.

Please join us during our time of sorrow as we celebrate "Victory In Jesus" honoring the life a a man who was a devoted Father, and Proud American, an old fashioned gospel preaching jail minister, who personally knew full well that "ABSENT FROM THE BODY MEANS PRESENT WITH THE LORD". REST IN PEACE OLD SOLDIER, YOUR DUTY AND SERVICE TO COUNTRY IS COMPLETE.. REST IN PEACE.

Lyon-Dewitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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