TOMPKINSVILLE — Lester Eugene Hume, 85, of Tompkinsville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Monroe County Health & Rehab Center.
Eugene was born in Tompkinsville, on Aug. 24, 1928, a son of the late Honor Kathleen (Rasner) and William Nelson Hume. On Aug. 10, 1951 he was married at Mount Gilead by Tollie Phemister to, Hazel (Copass) Hume, who survives.
He worked as a International Harvester dealer. He was a member of Rockbridge Missionary Baptist Church.
Eugene is survived by a daughter, Rebecca 'Diane', wife of Terry McPherson, of Somerset; two sons, Gerald 'Jerry' Eugene, husband of Diane Hume, of Tompkinsville, Perry Morris, husband of Dr. Kim Eakle Hume, of Tompkinsville; six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Eugene is also survived by three sisters, Virginia Deckard, of Gamaliel, Merle Grider, of Tompkinsville and Naomi Guffey, of Tompkinsville; two brothers, Rudolph Hume, of Tompkinsville, Mark Hume, of Lexington.
He is preceded in death by one son, Billy Keith Hume; one grandson, Max Brandon Hume; three brothers, Ishmeal, Morris and Bennie Frank Hume.
Funeral services will be at Yokley Trible Funeral Home, Tompkinsville, at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23, with Gary Emberton officiating. Visitation is Wednesday from 2 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Skaggs Creek Cemetery.