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Dwight Rich, 54, Adair County, KY (1963-2017)

Dwight was a member of Bearwallow United Methodist Church, a rural mail carrier at the Columbia post office for 27 years; a member, past president & director of the Adair County Sportsmen's Club, Adair County 4-H Shooting Sports Coach, Adair County Band Boosters; for many years, coach at the Adair Little League football, baseball, softball, basketball, past president of the Green River Kruzers Car Club, was an avid Harley-Davidson rider and was a disc jockey at 92.7 The WAVE radio. He was a member of an outstanding Adair County, KY family. He was the son of the late Harris & Doris Carby Rich. His wife, Tammy K. Knifley Rich, survives. He leaves three direct living descendants.
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Dwight Rich, age 54 years, of Columbia, KY passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 3:15amCT, at his home after brief illness.

Funeral service Friday, September 29, 2017 at 2pmCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Troy Long, Mark Cundiff and Bro. Jordan Abell the officiating clergy. Visitation will be after 4pmCT, Thursday, September 28, 2017. Interment will be in Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY.

Pallbearers Pallbearers: Jack Bailey, Chris Reeder, Bill Bailey, Phillip Richards, Shawn Shirley, Tom McClendon, Ken Lafave and Doug Campbell

Dwight Rich, 54, Adair County, KY (1963-2017)

He was born on Sunday, May 21, 1963 in Louisville, Jefferson County, KY. He was the son of the late Harris & Doris Carby Rich of Adair County, KY. He died Wednesday, September 27, 2017, in Columbia, KY, a the age of 54 years, four months, and six days.

He is survived by his wife Tammy K. Knifley Rich of Columbia, KY, and the following:
  • One daughter: Hunter Renae Rich of Campbellsville, KY

  • One son: Harrison Allan Rich of Columbia, KY

  • Two step-brothers: George Lindsey of Louisville, KY; and Steve Lindsey of Jacksonville, FL

  • Two half-sisters: Sherry Rock of Exie, KY; and Brenda Rich of Campbellsville, KY

  • One grandchild: Valkyrie Rich

  • Mother-in-law: Garnettia Knifley of Knifley, KY

  • Nieces, nephews, a host of other relatives & friends
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Expressions of sympathy are suggested a donation to the Adair County Sportmen's< Club P. O. Box 188, Columbia, KY42728 or the Adair County 4-H Shooting Sports and may be left at the funeral home.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

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Dwight Rich, 54, Adair County, KY (1963-2017)

2017-09-27 - 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY - Photo from Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

Dwight Rich, 54, Adair County, KY (1963-2017)

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