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Rollin K. Pyles, 101, Adair County, KY (1917-2018)

July 17, 1917 ~ August 5, 2018 (Age 101)
Mr. Pyles was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, serving as finance chairman for 25 years and chairman of the building committee at the time the church built the current million-dollar facility. He served as President of the Chamber of Commerce for two terms, served on the City Council for six terms, on the Board of Trustees of Lindsey Wilson College for 12 years, a member of the Airport Board for 25 years, was very active in the Republican Party, and always believed in giving back to the community and that you could never out give God. He was a member of an outstanding, influential Adair County, KY, family. He was the widower of Pina Lee Rich Pyles. He leaves 28 direct living descendants.
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Rollin K. Pyles of Columbia, KY, died Sunday, August 5, 2018 at the Campbellsville Retirement Home, Campbellsville, KY.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 1pmCT, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. William Davenport, Bro. Steve Pescosolido and Bro. Raymond Martin officiating. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery, 131 New Hope Cemetery Road, Columbia, KY. Visitation will be after 4pmCT, Tuesday, August 7, 2018.

Casket Bearers: Easton Bryant, Kevin Spoon, Brady Bryant, Josh Kemp, Blake Hatcher, Dennis Stilger, Jr., and Doug Hogan.

Rollin K. Pyles, 101, Adair County, KY (1917-2018)

He was born July 17, 1917, in the Ella community of Adair County, KY. He was the son of the late J.B. & Retta Mae Bryant Pyles. He died Sunday, August 5, 2018, in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, at the age of 101 years, 19 days.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife; Pina Lee Rich Pyles, on August 21, 2009; three children; Mark W. Pyles, Dallas Keith Pyles and Sharon Pyles; and nine brothers and five sisters.
  • Two sons and daughters-in-law - Jerry D. and Carmen Pyles of Columbia, KY; Harry C. and Paula Pyles of Louisville, KY

  • One daughter and son-in-law - Sheila P. and Larry Russell Bryant of Columbia, KY

  • Nine grandchildren

  • Sixteen great-grandchildren

  • Special friend - Doug Hogan of Campbellsville, KY

  • A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

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    In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation to Hosparus of Green River, Trinity United Methodist Church or Gideon Bibles. These may be made at the funeral home.

    Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, is in charge of arrangements.

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