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Colonel Harris Walkup, Adair County, KY (1920-2011)

He was a highly regarded member of the Columbia/Adair County Community. He was the head of a large family and leaves 31 direct living descendants. His marriage to Flossie Boards Walkup, who survives, endured an amazing 69 years. He was a US Army Veteran and will be accorded full military honors by Columbia Post 6097 at his interment in Lasley Cemetery. He was a member of Second Christian Church, where he served as an Elder and Sunday School Teacher
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Colonel Harris Walkup, 91, of The Flatwoods, Adair County, KY, died Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at Green Hill Manor in Greensburg, KY.

Funeral Service will be Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 12pm noon CT, at Columbia Christian Church, 206 Campbellsville Street with Pastor Donnie Walkup delivering the eulogy. Burial in Lasley Cemetery with full military honors presented by VFW Post 6097. Visitation will be after 6pmCT, Friday at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY.


Casket Bearers: Thomas M. White, Troy L. White, Bryant N. Benford, Shawn T. Benford, Devon H. Boards, Derrick L. Boards.

Honorary: Amos Boards, William "Bill" McClain, Kenneth Duvall, Sr., Roy Duvall, Amos Hendrickson, John Hendrickson, Robert Hendrickson

Flowers Bearers: The Grandchildren

Colonel Harris Walkup, Adair County, KY (1920-2011)

He was born October 28, 1920, in Adair County, KY. He was the son of the late Pilcher and Mary Hendrickson Walkup. He died Tuesday, November 1, 2011, in Greensburg, Green Co., KY, at the age of 91 years and 5days.

He was a US Army Veteran and a member of Second Christian Church, where he served as an Elder and Sunday School Teacher.

Survivors Include the following:
  • Wife of 69 years: Flossie Boards Walkup of Columbia, KY

  • Son: Pastor Donnie Walkup of Columbia, KY

  • Daughter: Frances Benford of Louisville, KY

  • Brother inlaw: Amos Boards of Indianapolis, IN

  • Ten Grandchildren

  • Seventeen great grandchildren

  • Two great great grandchildren
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY in charge of arrangements. Send a condolence


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Colonel Harris Walkup, Adair County, KY (1920-2011)



2011-11-04 - 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY - Photo from Grissom-Martin Funeral Home.

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