Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

Obituaries

July 23, 2013

Obituaries: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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GLASGOW —

John Austin Minton

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – John Austin Minton, 61, of Clarksville, Tenn., died Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville, after an extended illness.  

Born in Madisonville, he was the son of the late Robert Minton and Ethel Sue Minton Verne. Mr. Minton was a veteran of the United States Army, having served his country in both the Vietnam War and Operation Desert Storm. During his career in the Army, he received numerous awards and distinctions, including the Vietnam Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Commendation Medal and many more. He was a well-loved and highly respected member of the Fort Campbell community, where he was a Military Police Officer until he left the Army in 1993. After that, Mr. Minton remained at Fort Campbell, working as a civilian in the Public Affairs department until he retired in 2012. He was a strong and hard-working man who had a great love for his family, his country and the Army.

Mr. Minton is survived by his wife of almost 42 years, Dixie Ray Minton, of Clarksville; a daughter, Darcy (Jeff) Coomer, of Glasgow; a daughter, Danielle Minton, of Clarksville; a son, Justin (Alicia) Minton, of Smith’s Station, Ala.; eight grandchildren, Chase, Bryce and Reece Coomer, Gabriel Lomax, River, Rowan and Rayanne Minton, and John William Minton; a sister, Diana Croxton, of Central City; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a stepfather, Ernest Verne; and a brother, William Cook.  

Per Mr. Minton’s request, a private family service will be conducted and he will be buried with full military rites at the Kentucky Veteran’s Cemetery West in Hopkinsville. The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Fisher House Foundation.  

Brooks Haven Memorial Funeral Home in Hopkinsville is in charge of the arrangements.

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Obituaries
  • 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.

    July 29, 2014

  • 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.

    July 29, 2014

  • 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.

    July 29, 2014

  • 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.

    July 29, 2014

  • Christine Duke Driver, 91, Glasgow

    Arrangements are incomplete, but under the direction of Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home.

    July 29, 2014

  • 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.

    July 29, 2014

  • 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.

    July 29, 2014

  • 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.

    July 28, 2014

  • 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.

    July 28, 2014

  • 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.

    July 28, 2014