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Obituary: James Buford Tungate, 73, Taylor Co., KY

He was a member of a large, respected Campbellsville, KY family with deep roots in Taylor and Marion Counties, KY. He was a retired general construction worker and was of the Baptist Faith.

James Buford Tungate, 73, of Campbellsville, KY, 6:04pmET, Tuesday, January 25, 2011 in Campbellsville, KY.

Funeral services will be at 11amET/10amCT, Friday, January 28, 2011, at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon AV, Campbellsville, KY, by Rev. James Collison. Visitation will be after 5pmET/4pmCT., Thursday, January 27, 2011.

James Buford Tungate, Taylor Co., KY (1937-2011)

James Buford Tungate was the son of the late Enos Tungate and Ellen Howell Tungate. He was born in Marion Co., KY, Wednesday, March 3, 1937. He died at Tuesday, January 25, 2011 in Campbellsville, Taylor Co., KY, at the age of 73 years, 10 months, and 22 days.

He professed faith in Christ and was of the Baptist faith.

He was retired from general construction.

He united in marriage to Betty Jane Barnett July 12, 1958.

Besides his wife, Betty Jane Tungate, he is survived by the following:
  • One daughter and two sons: Diane Minor and husband, Bobby, Tim Tungate and wife, Rhonda and Kerry Tungate and wife, Pam, all of Campbellsville, KY

  • Six grandchildren: Emily Keltner and husband, Derrick, Alex Tungate, Spencer Tungate, Maddie Tungate, Candace Tungate and Josh Tungate, all of Campbellsville, KY

  • One step-grandson: Johnathon Leigh of Campbellsville, KY

  • One brother, Leon Tungate of Campbellsville, KY

  • Several nieces and nephews and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister: "Buddy" Tungate, Foster Cleaver Tungate and Prentice Followell.

The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon AV, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.

The family requests expressions of sympathy be donations to the funeral expenses and may be made at the funeral home.

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