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Charles Lee Cowherd, Taylor County, KY (1920-2013)

He was a native of Taylor County, KY and a resident at the time of his death. His marriage to Audrey Reynolds Cowherd who survives, had spanned 68 years. He was patriarch of a large, highly regarded South Central Kentucky family centered on Taylor, Adair and Green Counties. He was the father of Cora Renfro of Adair County. He leaves 17 direct living descendants spanning three generations. He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Early's Chapel United Methodist Church. He was carpenter and a farmer

Charles Lee Cowherd of Campbellsville, son of the late William Turner Cowherd and Sallie Matt Gaddie Cowherd, was born February 8, 1920 in Taylor County, Kentucky. He died at 5:28 A.M., Tuesday, August 13, 2013 in Elizabethtown. Age: 93

The funeral service will be at 12pm noon CT/1pmET, Thursday, August 15, 2013 at the Parrott & Ramsey Funeral Home, 418 Lebanon Avenue, Campbellsville, KY, by Rev. Jeff Newton. Burial will be in Campbellsville Memorial Gardens, 3878 Greensburg Road, Campbellsville, KY. Visitation will be 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, at the funeral home.


Charles Lee Cowherd, Taylor County, KY (1920-2013)


Charles Lee Cowherd was the son of the late William Turner Cowherd and Sallie Matt Gaddie Cowherd. He was born Sunday, February 8, 1920 in Taylor County, KY. He died Tuesday, August 13, 2013 in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, KY, at the age of 93 years, 6 months, and 5 days.

Age: 93

He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Early's Chapel United Methodist Church.

He was carpenter and a farmer.

He united in marriage to Audrey Reynolds November 24, 1944.

Besides his wife, Audrey Cowherd of Campbellsville, KY, he is survived by the following:
  • One daughter and two sons and their spouses: Cora and James Renfro of Columbia, KY; Charles Vernon and Carolyn Cowherd and Eddie and Patsy Cowherd of Campbellsville, KY

  • A daughter-in-law, Cathy Cowherd Matney of Greensburg, KY

  • Eleven grandchildren: Anthony Cowherd, Brian Cowherd and wife, Shonda; Dwight Renfro and wife, Renee; Jaime Renfro, Jessica Settles and husband, Jeremy; Caitlyn Cowherd, Bret Cowherd, Aylette Cowherd, Ceyley Cowherd, Ceeanna Cowherd and Zoe Cowherd

  • Three great-grandchildren: Hunter Cowherd, Addison Cowherd and Bryce Cowherd

  • Several nieces and nephews

  • And many other relatives and friends
He was also preceded in death by one son, Wayne "Red" Cowherd June 6, 2006, and three brothers: Archie Cowherd, Aylette Cowherd and James Turner Cowherd.

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

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