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John Michael Propes, 66, Willow Shade, KY native (1949-2016)

He was a carpenter and a member of the Church of Christ. He was the son of the late Albert Denton and Martha Cordelia Ballard Propes. He leaves five direct living descendants.
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John Michael Propes, age 66 of Tompkinsville died Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

A private family burial will be held at a later date.

John Michael Propes, 66, Willow Shade, KY native (1949-2016)

Born December 14, 1949 in Willow Shade, Metcalfe County, KY. He was the son of the late Albert Denton and Martha Cordelia Ballard Propes. He died Wednesday, October 19, 2016, in Nashville, Davidson County, TN, at the age of 66 years, ten months, and five days.

He was a carpenter and a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors are:
  • One son: Jonathan Propes

  • Three daughters: Lorrie Nixon, Tonya Propes and Johnna Propes

  • Five sisters: Nella Stewart, Nancy Spear, Becky Rhoton, Shirley Vibbert and Patty Adams

  • One brother: Jackie Propes

  • One grandchild: Aubrey Thompson.
In addition to his parents, he was preceeded in death by three brothers, Mac, Boyd and Danny Propes.

Send condolences to the family of John Michael Propes

McMurtrey Funeral Home, 2232 Summer Shade Road, Summer Shade, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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