Joseph Kilgore

Obituary of Joseph Alton Kilgore

Joseph Alton Kilgore, age 80, of Gray, KY, passed away on Thursday March 18, 2021 at his home. He was born in Kay Jay, KY a son of the late Alton Kilgore and Marie Patterson Kilgore. Joseph was retired from American Greetings and a member of Poplar Grove Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathryn A. Daniels and siblings, Helen Barton, Sally Bruce, Alma Brooks, and Thomas Eugene Kilgore. Joseph is survived by his loving wife, Charlotte Messer Kilgore; companion pet dog, Sassy Daniels, and by his siblings, Lillian Hembree (Albert), Jerry Kilgore (Brenda), Joan Powers, and Sharon Duke (Randy). Visitation will be on Monday March 22, 2021 from 10 - 11am at the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home. His funeral service will be at 11am on Monday at the Vankirk-Grisell Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Joe Eaton officiating. Burial will follow in the McHargue Cemetery. Serving as pall bearers will be Shannon Powers, Curt Dugger, Levon Rogers, David Vance, Denny Messer, Jason Moore, Brian Kilgore, and Keith Hembree. Messages may be written to the family at Those attending are reminded to wear a face covering and to social distance in accordance with COVID guidelines.
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