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Russell McGaha

November 17, 1931 ~ November 20, 2021 (age 90)

Obituary

Russell McGaha, 90, of Columbia, KY died Saturday, November 20, 2021 at his daughter’s residence in Campbellsville, KY.  He was born in Adair County, KY on November 17, 1931 to the late Curtis and Bessie Holt McGaha.  He was preceded in death by his wife Doris Maxine McGaha.

Mr. McGaha was a member of the New Hope Separate Baptist Church and a veteran of the Korean War serving in the U. S. Army.  He was a former Goodyear Tire Dealer in Columbia, worked at Fruit of the Loom and Westlake Regional Hospital.  He was proud of his service to his country and a very patriotic man.  He collected Mopar vehicles and enjoyed reading.

Survivor include three children Ronnie McGaha (Sheila) of Russell Springs, KY, Teresa Benningfield (Lynn) of Campbellsville, KY and Connie Richerson of Campbellsville, KY; five grandchildren Chrystal Graham (Bobby), Candace Craig, Shelly Rose, Keila Sullivan (Joe) and Mark Richerson (Meaghan); eight great grandchildren Evan Graham, Drake Graham, Zoe Graham, Liam Rose, Luke Richerson, Austin Sullivan, Dillan Sullivan and Clayton Lindsey; three great great grandchildren Easton Sullivan, Waverly Sullivan and Aslynn Copley; three siblings Nelda Miles of Louisville, Doyce McBride and Bernice Dare both of Indiana; a sister-in-law Barbara McGaha and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by five siblings Edith Tuttle, Calvin McGaha, Lyda Holt, Tommy Martin and Alene Wilson.

Funeral services will be 11:00am Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home with burial in the New Hope Cemetery.  Full military honors will be provided by VFW Post 6097.  

Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4:00-8:00pm and will continue on Wednesday morning until time for the service at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
November 23, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
STOTTS-PHELPS-McQUEARY FUNERAL HOME
210 GREENSBURG STREET
COLUMBIA, KY 42728

Funeral Service
Wednesday
November 24, 2021

11:00 AM
STOTTS-PHELPS-McQUEARY FUNERAL HOME
210 GREENSBURG STREET
COLUMBIA, KY 42728

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