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Mr. Robert Lee (Bob) Read, Taylor Co., KY (1944-2014)

He earned his living in the construction trade and at Kentucky Cooperage in Lebanon. His love for children was paramount in his life he cherished being "Papa" to his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchild. Mr. Read professed faith in Christ, and was of the Baptist faith
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Mr. Robert Lee "Bob" Read, 70, of Campbellsville, KY, passed from this life on Friday, December 19, 2014 at the Taylor Regional Hospital, Campbellsville, KY, after a long illness.

There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Read on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 1pmCT/2pmET, at the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY. Bro. Danny Baldwin and Bro. Paul Pike will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Green River Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, December 23, from 9amCT/10amET, until time for the service.


Mr. Robert Lee (Bob) Read, Taylor Co., KY (1944-2014)

Mr. Read was the son of the late Joe and Nora (Crews) Read. He was born Friday, September 29, 1944. He died Friday, December 19, 2014, in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY. He was 70 years, 2 months, and 20 days of age.

His first love was Carolyn (Gwinn) Read, who preceded him in death. Later, he married Edna (Pike) Read, who also preceded him in death.

He earned his living in the construction trade and at Kentucky Cooperage in Lebanon. His love for children was paramount in his life he cherished being "Papa" to his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchild.

Mr. Read professed faith in Christ, and was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Read is survived by the following:
  • Six children: Paula Hall and husband Jack, Melissa Whitlock, Beverly Beck and husband David, Lee Stubbs and wife Billie Joe, and Junior Stubbs, all of Campbellsville, KY; and Robbie Stubbs of Tennessee

  • Nine brothers and sisters: Josie Osborne and husband Wesley, John Read and wife Sharon, Rosie Read, Evelyn Read, Edna Read and Lyndia Smith, all of Campbellsville, KY; Benny Read and Deloris "Tiny" Jeffries, both of Greensburg, KY; and Larry Read of Columbia, KY

  • Eleven grandchildren

  • Fifteen great-grandchildren

  • One great-great-grandchild

  • Special friends: Orville Newton and his restaurant staff

  • And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He was also preceded in death by brothers and sisters: Norma Jean Read, Joe Read, Glenn Read, Harry Read, Catherine Read, and William "Zeak" Sapp.

Send a condolence to the family of Robert Read

The L.R. Petty Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1765 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.



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