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Vernie Hillard Gilstrap

July 18, 1927 ~ March 23, 2018 (age 90)

Vernie Hillard Gilstrap, 90, of Cromwell, Kentucky passed away Friday, March 23, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born July 18, 1927 in Cromwell to the late Ansil and Pansy Havens Gilstrap. Mr. Gilstrap retired from Ohio County Board of Education. He was a member of New Zion Baptist Church and McHenry Masonic Lodge #800 F&AM, formerly of Cromwell Masonic Lodge. Mr. Gilstrap also served in the United State Army. 

Aside from his parents Mr. Gilstrap was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Jane Morris Gilstrap; two brothers, William Gilstrap and Ray Gilstrap; and one sister, Vonnie Wallace.

Survivors include five children, Regina (Brett) Holland of Evansville, Indiana, Gerald Gilstrap of Owensboro, Glen (Carolyn) Gilstrap of Sparta, Illinois, Eddie (Tonya) Gilstrap of Bowling Green, and Rodney Gilstrap of Cromwell; 13 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ellouise (William) Jones of Beaver Dam.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam, Kentucky with Rev. Gerald Geary officiating. Burial will follow in Baizetown Cemetery in Cromwell, Kentucky with military honors by Ohio County Honor Guard. Masonic Services will also be held Tuesday at 6:00 P.M. Friends may visit with Mr. Gilstrap’s family from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Tuesday and 9:00 A.M. until the time of the services Wednesday at the funeral home.  

The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to: Ohio County Veterans Honor Guard, c/o John Tomes, P.O. Box 134, Hartford, Kentucky 42347.

Online condolences may be left for Mr. Gilstrap’s family at www.danksfuneralhome.com.

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