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John M. Silver, Taylor Co., KY (1927-2011)

He a native of Claire County, Michigan. He was the highly respected patriarch of a large, widespread family. He was a member of the Elk Horn United Methodist Church. He was a lifelong farm who had man talents spanning several occupations.

Funeral services will be at 11amET/10amCT, Saturday, September 3, 2011, at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon AV, Campbellsville, KY, by Bro. Mark Harrison and Bro. Ronnie Dooley. Burial will be in the Elk Horn Cemetery, Elk Horn, Taylor Co., KY. Visitation is after 5pmET/4pmCT, Friday, September 2, 2011, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers: John Beachy, Charlie Grider, Matthew Harris, Kenny Rose, Brian Sievers, and Mike Williams.

Honorary Pallbearers: Elk Horn United Methodist Church Congregation. Ebb Arnold, Sam Benningfield, Paul Dixon, Steven Dixon. Michael Harrison, and Dan White.

John M. Silver, Taylor Co., KY (1927-2011)

John M. Silver was the son of the late Everet Silver and Bertha May Hunt Silver. He was born in Claire County, Michigan, June 17, 1927. He died Wednesday, August 31, 2011 in Campbellsville, Taylor Co., KY, at the age of 84 years, 2 months, and 14 days.

He professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Elk Horn United Methodist Church.

He was a lifelong farmer who had many talents and worked several occupations.

He united in marriage to Carol A. Rose March 8, 1957, in Angola, Indiana.

Besides his wife, Carol, he is survived by the following:
  • One son and three daughters: Sgt. John Glen Silver, serving in Afghanistan and wife, Jamie Rana and Cindy Williams and husband, Mike of Elk Horn, KY; Martha Harrison and husband, Michael of Campbellsville, KY; and Jean Carroll of Russell Springs, KY

  • Six grandchildren: Amanda "Mandy" Harrison, Lindsey Williams and Deandra Harris and husband, Matt, Brooklyn Carroll, Heidi Sievers and husband, Brian, and Trenton Silver

  • Two step-granddaughters: Stacey McFall and Nicole Fancher

  • Five great-grandchildren: Connor Sievers, Haiden Sievers, Madison Williams, Olivia Harris and her unborn brother

  • Five step-great-grandchildren: Jacob Fouts, Joseph McFall, Issac Fancher, Caleb Fancher, and Lillian Fancher; brothers-in-law, Edward Rose and wife, Shirley and David Rose and wife, Glenda

  • Sisters-in-law: Lois Kothe, Dottie Alexander and husband, Frank, and Effie Ryan

  • Many nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends
He was preceded in death by five siblings.Expressions of sympathy may be donations to Hospice of Central Kentucky and may be made at the funeral home. The Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Click to Send a condolence to the family of John M. Silver

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