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Harold Lee O'Brien

June 5, 1944 ~ November 8, 2018 (age 74)

Harold Lee O’Brien, 74 of Rockport, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018 under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born June 5, 1944 in Rockport, Kentucky to the late Clarence and Ruby L. Brown O’Brien. Harold was a United States Army Veteran and served in the Vietnam War. He was a retired Operator Engineer from T.V.A. Paradise and was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers in Henderson. Harold was an avid bee keeper, he enjoyed reading, loved crappie fishing, hunting, gardening and being outdoors.

Aside from his parents, he was preceded in death by his children, Sherri Lynn O’Brien Schwab and Gary Thomas O’Brien; six brothers, Kenneth Dale O’Brien, Thomas O’Brien, Wendell E. O’Brien, Billy O’Brien, Donald Paul O’Brien and John L. O’Brien and two sisters, Sue Fulkerson and Jane Rhule.

Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Kathy Buckler O’Brien of Rockport, Kentucky; two grandchildren, Jonathon Case (Alysha) O’Brien of Newburgh, Indiana and Rebecca (Ryan) Brewer of Beechmont; one brother, Larry O’Brien of Central City and two sisters, Doris (David) Salmon of Louisville and Aileen Maugherman of Bradenton, Florida. He was also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, November 15, 2018 at William L. Danks Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Central City with military honors provided by the Ohio County Honor Guard. Friends may visit with Harold’s family from 5-8 P.M. Wednesday and from 9 A.M. until the time of service Thursday at the funeral home.

Online messages of condolence may be left for the family of Harold L. O’ Brien by visiting his memorial tribute at

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