MUNFORDVILLE – Philip Baise, “Big Phillip,” 83, of Munfordville, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at home, surrounded by those who loved him most.
He was a Cumberland County native, born at Cloyd’s Landing on Oct. 24, 1929, but made his home in Munfordville for the past 58 years.
He was the son of late Frank and Ree Cloyd Baise, who preceded him in death, as did his two sisters, Doris Baise Albany and Betty Jo Baise Armstrong.
Big Philip was retired from telephone work and communications, having worked for South Central Rural Telephone, which brought him to Munfordville in 1954 and was retired from communications at Fort Knox.
He was an avid fisherman, UK basketball fan and Atlanta Braves fan. A true sportsman in all aspects of any game and a one-man pit crew during the latter days of his son’s drag racing career, having been awarded, ‘Pit Crew of the Year’ from US 60 Raceway, in Hardinsburg, in 1992.
He is survived by his wife and best friend of 59 years, Jean Bacon Baise; one son, Philip Earl Baise and wife Becky, of Cave City; and one daughter, Patricia Baise, of Munfordville. He was most proud of his two grandchildren, Treavor Baise and R.J. Baise, also of Cave City. He is also survived by one brother-in-law, Bob Armstrong, of Bowling Green; one sister-in-law, Henrietta Gramlin, of Summer Shade; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, in the chapel of Sego Funeral Home with Brother Ray Woody and Brother Brad Atwell officiating, with military honors provided by DAV Chapter of Glasgow.
Burial will be in Happy Valley Memorial Gardens in Glasgow. Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 9 p.m. and after 8 a.m. Saturday at Sego Funeral Home. The family request that memorial donations be made to Coral Hill Baptist Church Missions, 3260 Coral Hill Road, Glasgow, KY 42141 or donations may be left Sego Funeral Home.
Jack B. Simpson (Jackie Ben), of Fairfield Glade, Tenn.
Funeral services will be Saturday, Aug. 2, at 1 p.m. at Yokley Trible Funeral Home. Visitation is Friday, from 2 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Ebenezer Cemetery.
Artie Marie Puckett, 89, of Munfordville
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT, Thursday, July 31, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CT, Friday, Aug. 1, at Brooks Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Bro. Ben Benningfield and Rev. Scott Kerr officiating. Interment will be at Munfordville City Cemetery, Munfordville.
Robert "Norman" Decker, 88, of Park City
The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, at Brooks Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at Little Flock Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral service will be at the church at 1 p.m. Thursday, with Bro. Junior Shirley, Bro. Jack Srygler and Bro. Randall Kessinger officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Barbara J. Morris, 82, of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1 in the chapel of Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home. Please visit the online tribute at www.quinn-shalz.com. Arrangements by Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral Home, Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
Christine Duke Driver, 91, Glasgow
Arrangements are incomplete, but under the direction of Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home.
Shelia Nell Copas Grider, 48, of Tompkinsville
Funeral service will be Thursday, July 31, at 1 p.m. at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville. Visitation will begin after 11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in White Cemetery in Monroe County.
Nicholas 'Sonny' Johnson, 78, of Morgantown
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green Chapel. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery at Hadley. Visitation will be 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Barlow Hall Anderson, 86, of Tompkinsville
Funeral service will be Wednesday, July 30, at 2 p.m. at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville. Visitation will begin after 5 p.m. on Tuesday and after 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bailey Cemetery in Hestand.
Bobby Keith Branstetter, 83, of Edmonton
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in Summer Shade Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday and after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Brenda Mae Thompson Monday, 59, of Tompkinsville
Funeral service will be Wednesday, July 30, at 11 a.m. at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville. Visitation will begin after 3 p.m. on Tuesday and after 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Jane Yokley Cemetery in Tompkinsville.
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