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Mr. Luther Coy Childress, age 84, of Lexington, Kentucky passed away on Friday, August 31, 2017 at the Albert B. Chandler U. K. Medical Center in Lexington.
He was born on May 8, 1933 in the Ringgold Community of Pulaski County, Kentucky, son of the late Maudie Lee Girdler Childers and Sidney Ray Childers. Luther was a former student of Nancy High School. He was a Retired Truck Driver for Overnight Transportation – UPS for over 30 plus years, where he received the “One Million Mile Award” for his dedicated service. Luther was of the Methodist Faith, a member of the Backwoods Sportsman Club of Somerset and enjoyed traveling, spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by brothers; Albert, Leonard, Eugene, Louie, Finis Lee, and his sisters; Thelma Faye Childress and Lucille Childress.
Luther is survived by a son; Rusty Childress of Burnside, and a daughter; Carolyn (Ricky) McWhorter of LaGrange, Georgia, his brothers; Virgil (Chestena) Childers and Lonzie (Priscilla) Childers all of Somerset, Sisters; Marie Girdler and Laura Hargis of Somerset and Elizabeth (Robert) Christian of Knoxville, Tennessee. Grandchildren; Jason Childress, Brandon Blankenship, D. J. (Bobbie Jo) Creamer, Joey (Carlye) Creamer, Denise (Scott) Thompson and Vickie Cupps. Great grandchildren; Kami Childress, Sydney Creamer, Seth Creamer, Josh Cupps, Ashley Cupps, Keelah Ridner, Trace Creamer, Chase Creamer, Tyler Creamer, Rene Nelson, Christopher Thompson, and Scotty Thompson, and a niece; Janie Strunk who was like a daughter along with a special “like family friend; Wayne Stephens of Lexington and Janie Strunk who was like a daughter along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be on Saturday, September 2, 2017 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Southern Oaks Funeral Home with Bro. Ben Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in the Ringgold Cemetery.
Southern Oaks Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Mr. Luther Coy Childress.