VanArsdale, Otha Lee

Posted: Thu 1:53 PM, Jan 03, 2013
Funeral Home: Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S. Main St., Greensburg, KY
Otha Lee VanArsdale of Franklin, formerly of Green County, son of the late Robert Lee VanArsdale and Roye Taylor VanArsdale, was born on July 9, 1914, in Green County and departed this life on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at the Greenwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Bowling Green. He was 98.

The Green County native was a retired farmer, a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather. Mount Lebanon United Methodist Church was his church home in his early years. He had the privilege of serving as deacon of Greasy Creek Baptist Church for 30 years and South Greensburg Baptist Church for 10 years. He was a longtime member of Greensburg Masonic Lodge No. 54 F&AM. The special love for his family, dear friends and the great outdoors gave him much joy throughout his 98 years.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 72 years, Laverne Blakeman VanArsdale, having united in marriage on Feb. 7, 1940. He was also preceded in death by five brothers and four sisters, Eugene VanArsdale, Luther VanArsdale, Carl VanArsdale, Cecil VanArsdale, Lester VanArsdale, Edna VanArsdale, Ollie Neagle, Cecilia Morgan and infant sister Georgia VanArsdale.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Dennye and Elizabeth VanArsdale of Bowling Green; three grandchildren and their spouses, Dr. Nancy V. and Robb Morris of London, Ky., Susan and Gregory Jackson of Bowling Green, and Jeff and Melissa VanArsdale of Louisville; four great-grandchildren, Taylor Morris and Alexandra Morris, both of London, Hannah Jackson of Bowling Green and Wyatt VanArsdale of Louisville; several nieces and nephews; many loyal friends; and special caregiver, Nancy Combow of Franklin.

The funeral services for Mr. Otha Lee VanArsdale will be conducted at 1 p.m. Central time Saturday at Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home, 206 S. Main St., Greensburg, KY 42743. Burial will follow in Neagle Cemetery. Joseph Wilcoxson will be officiating. Visitation is requested after 10:30 a.m. Central time Saturday until time of the funeral service.

The family has asked that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Mount Lebanon United Methodist Church, Neagle Cemetery or the American Cancer Society, which can be made at Cowherd and Parrott Funeral Home.

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